Events in Sport in May 1970

  • May 2 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
  • May 2 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
  • May 3 24th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • May 3 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
  • May 6 14th European Cup: Feyenoord beats Celtic 2-1 at Milan
  • May 8 NBA championship: Knicks beat Lakers, 113-99

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 10 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 12 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • May 15 International Olympic Committee votes to expel South Africa
  • May 16 95th Preakness: Eddie Belmonte aboard Personality wins in 1:56.2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 17 Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • May 17 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament
  • May 23 SD Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 24 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • May 25 3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2
  • May 30 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:12:37.057 (250.654 km/h)
  • May 31 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies' Golf Open