Events in Sport on May 19

  • 1905 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ
  • 1909 Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title
  • 1911 Philadelphia Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series

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1912 AL President Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1923 49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande wins aboard Zev for his first Derby success
  • 1928 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
  • 1935 NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936
  • 1941 Germany occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis
  • 1942 Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)
  • 1945 Start of the 1st Victory Test Cricket between England & Aust Services
  • 1951 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4
  • 1956 81st Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Fabius wins in 1:58.4
  • 1960 Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter
  • 1962 87th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2

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1962 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1965 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London
  • 1973 98th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54.4
  • 1974 Joanne Carner Golf Invitational wins LPGA Bluegrass
  • 1974 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1979 104th Preakness: Ron Franklin aboard Spectacular Bid wins in 1:54.2
  • 1984 109th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6
  • 1984 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders, 4 games to 1

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1984 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1988 Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1
  • 1990 115th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1991 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
  • 1991 Willy T. Ribbs becomes 1st African American driver to make Indianapolis 500
  • 1994 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati (18), checks into a drug rehab center
  • 1999 Lazio of Italy win 39th European Cup Winner's Cup against Mallorca of Spain 2-1 in Birmingham
  • 2001 126th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Point Given wins in 1:55.40
  • 2004 NHL Western Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 2
  • 2007 132nd Preakness: Robby Albarado aboard Curlin wins in 1:53.46
  • 2007 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Ottawa Senators beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 1
  • 2008 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Dallas Stars, 4 games to 2
  • 2012 137th Preakness: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 1:55.94
  • 2012 20th UEFA Champions League Final: Chelsea beats Bayern Munich (1-1, 4-3 on penalties) at Munich
  • 2013 Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship