Events in Sport in May 1977

  • May 1 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4)
  • May 1 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • May 3 1977 NFL Draft: Ricky Bell from USC first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • May 7 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
  • May 8 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • May 14 KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
  • May 14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • May 15 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 16 Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 21 102nd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 1:54.4
  • May 21 SD Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • May 22 Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11
  • May 25 21st European Cup: Liverpool beats Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 at Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • May 29 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • May 29 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indianapolis 500
  • May 29 Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
  • May 30 Cleve Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0