On This Day

Events in Sport in May 1966

  • May 5 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • May 5 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Montreal Canadiens earn back-to-back titles; beat Detroit Red Wings, 3-2 in OT for a 4-2 series victory

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May 5 Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 7 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02
  • May 7 NY Yankees fire manager Johnny Keane
  • May 11 European Cup Final, Heysel Stadium, Brussels: Fernando Serena scores the winner as Real Madrid beats Partizan Belgrade, 2-1; Madrid's 6th title
  • May 12 St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
  • May 15 1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex v Somerset
  • May 21 91st Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4

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May 21 Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 25 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Graham Hill wins (232.2 kph)