Events in Sport in May 1975

  • May 3 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02
  • May 3 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)
  • May 4 Houston's Bob Watson scores baseball's one-millionth run of all time
  • May 4 Maria Astrologes wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • May 9 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 11 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • May 13 Hail stones as large as tennis balls hit Wernerville, Tennessee
  • May 14 Dynamo Kyiv of the Soviet Union win 15th European Cup Winner's Cup over Ferencvár osi TC of Hungary 3-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 16 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 17 100th Preakness: Darrel McHargue aboard Master Derby wins in 1:56.4
  • May 22 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1
  • May 25 29th NBA Championship: Golden Warriors sweep Wash Bullets in 4 games
  • May 25 Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic
  • May 25 Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 2:54:55.064 (240.135 km/h)
  • May 26 Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
  • May 27 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2
  • May 28 19th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Leeds United 2-0 at Paris