On This Day

Events in Sport in May 1976

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May 1 102nd Kentucky Derby: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr.wins aboard Bold Forbes, the second of 3 Derby successes

  • May 12 20th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Saint-Etienne 1-0 at Glasgow
  • May 13 9th & final ABA championship: NY Nets beat Denver Nuggets, 4 games to 2
  • May 15 101st Preakness: John Lively aboard Elocutionist wins in 1:55

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May 16 Stanley Cup Final, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: Guy Lafleur and Pete Mahovlich each have a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3 for a 4 games series sweep

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • May 22 St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR

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May 24 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 30 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pine Ridge GC: Betty Burfeindt wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Judy Rankin
  • May 30 Bobby Unser sets world record for fastest pit stop (4 seconds)
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 1:42:52.466 (239.350 km/h)