Events in Sport on May 13

  • May
  • 1887 15th Preakness: William Donohue aboard Dunboyne wins in 2:39.25
  • 1890 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
  • 1891 17th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Kingman wins in 2:52.25

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1905 James J. Jeffries retires as boxing champion

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1909 First Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan - Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner
  • 1911 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
  • 1916 42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04
  • 1922 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
  • 1922 47th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
  • 1927 VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
  • 1933 58th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
  • 1939 64th Preakness: George Seabo aboard Challedon wins in 1:59.8
  • 1942 Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
  • 1944 69th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 1:59.2
  • 1950 First ever race of the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship is run at Silverstone, England and won by Giuseppe Farina of italy in an Alfa Romeo
  • 1952 Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1953 NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1955 Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1958 Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1960 Phillies lose 3rd consecutive 1-0 game

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1962 LPGA Western Open, Montgomery CC: Mickey Wright wins on the 4th hole of a sudden-death playoff with Mary Lena Faulk

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1967 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started 5/12)

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1973 Bobby Riggs beats Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in California

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • 1976 9th & final ABA championship: NY Nets beat Denver Nuggets, 4 games to 2
  • 1980 Cincinnati Red Ray Knight hits 2 HRs in 5th inning vs NY Mets
  • 1981 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st European Cup Winner's Cup against Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2-1 in Düsseldorf
  • 1982 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)

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1983 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1984 Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff''s last competitive match
  • 1985 Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
  • 1987 Ajax of the Netherlands win 27th European Cup Winner's Cup against Lokomotive Leipzig 1-0 of East Germany in Athens
  • 1987 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1

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1989 Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1989 Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1992 Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show

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1993 KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1995 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1996 O.J. Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

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1997 Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1998 Chelsea of England win 38th European Cup Winner's Cup against Stuttgart of Germany 1-0 in Stockholm
  • 2006 English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (71,140): Liverpool beats West Ham United, 3-1 on penalties after 3–3 (a.e.t.); Reds 7th title
  • 2007 At 16 years, 65 days Matthew Briggs debuts for Fulham in a 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough; youngest player to appear in an English Premier League match

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

2007 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Phil Mickelson wins by 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sergio García of Spain; event played in May for the first time

  • 2012 Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time
  • 2012 Manchester City beats QPR 3-2 at City of Manchester Stadium to win English Premier League title on goal difference from Manchester United; Citizens recover from 2–1 down with 2 stoppage-time goals; first EPL title decided on goal difference
  • 2012 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Matt Kuchar wins by 2 strokes ahead of Ricky Fowler, Zach Johnson, Martin Laird and Ben Curtis
  • 2018 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Webb Simpson wins by 4 strokes from Xander Schauffele, Charl Schwartzel and Jimmy Walker
  • 2018 Arsène Wenger guides Arsenal to a 1-0 win at Huddersfield in his final game as Gunners manager after 22 years in charge
  • 2018 Manchester City ends the EPL season with a 1-0 win at Southampton having smashed 11 Premier League records including biggest title winning margin (19 points) and most points (100)
  • 2018 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah scores in a 4-0 win against Brighton to set the EPL goal scoring record (32) for a 38-game season
  • 2019 American diver Victor Vescovo makes the deepest dive ever to the bottom of the Mariana trench at 10,927m (35,849ft), and finds a plastic bag