Events in Sport in May 1971

  • May 1 97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Avila on Canonero II wins in 2:03.2
  • May 2 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 9 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
  • May 9 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
  • May 11 Cleveland's pitcher Steve Dunning hits a grand slam off Oakland Athletics pitcher Diego SeguĂ­
  • May 15 96th Preakness: Gustavo Avila aboard Canonero II wins in 1:54
  • May 18 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
  • May 21 Chelsea win 11th European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid 2-1 in Athens (replay)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • May 27 23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11
  • May 27 UCLA defeats Florida State 81-76 to win the NCAA basketball championship
  • May 29 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 30 Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays