Events in Sport in May 1985

  • May 4 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2
  • May 5 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational
  • May 11 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 12 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • May 13 Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
  • May 15 Everton of England wins 25th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in Rotterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • May 16 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 2
  • May 16 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 2
  • May 18 110th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • May 20 Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 20 Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • May 22 Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader
  • May 25 Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin
  • May 26 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 29 Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
  • May 29 29th European Cup: Juventus beats Liverpool 1-0 at Brussels
  • May 30 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • May 31 New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000