Events in Sport in May 1978

  • May 1 MVV soccer team forms in Maastricht
  • May 2 NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games
  • May 2 1978 NFL Draft: Earl Campbell from University of Texas first pick by Houston Oilers
  • May 3 Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
  • May 3 WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 5 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • May 6 104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:01.2
  • May 8 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
  • May 10 22nd European Cup: Liverpool beats Club Brugge 1-0 at London

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 14 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • May 20 103rd Preakness: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 1:54.4
  • May 21 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
  • May 23 AL approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15M
  • May 25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser became 5th to win the race 3 times
  • May 29 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship