Events in Sport on May 24

  • 1877 5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5
  • 1879 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5
  • 1900 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
  • 1905 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
  • 1918 Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19) as the Indians beat the Yankees 3-2
  • 1929 Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings

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1930 Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1930 Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
  • 1940 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
  • 1940 1st night game at St Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)
  • 1940 NY Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds
  • 1964 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
  • 1967 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1968 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)
  • 1972 Glasgow Rangers of Scotland win 12th European Cup Winner's Cup against Dynamo Moscow 3-2 of the Soviet Union 3-2 in Barcelona

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1976 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1979 Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
  • 1980 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
  • 1981 Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indy 500
  • 1981 Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1984 Det Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
  • 1986 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Major

1987 LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus Sports Center: Jane Geddes wins by 1 stroke from Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1987 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
  • 1988 Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals

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1989 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1989 NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
  • 1989 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • 1990 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1

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1992 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • 1992 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1992 Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game
  • 1993 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1
  • 1994 NHL Western Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 1995 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • 1998 Indianapolis 500: Eddie Cheever Jr wins in 3:26:40.524 (233.604 km/h)
  • 2000 8th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Valencia 3-0 at Saint-Denis
  • 2003 Auckland Blues beat defending champion Canterbury Crusaders, 21-17 at Eden Park, Auckland for their 3rd Super 12 Rugby title
  • 2009 Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:19:34.6427 (241.913 km/h)
  • 2010 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 1
  • 2011 NHL Western Conference Finals: Vancouver Canucks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 1
  • 2014 22nd UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Atletico Madrid 4-1 at Lisbon
  • 2015 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 3:05:56.5286 (259.653 km/h)
  • 2015 Mumbai Indians defeat Chennai Super Kings to win the 2015 20/20 cricket Indian Premier League
  • 2017 UEFA Europa League won by Manchester United 2-0 against Ajax in Stockholm

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2018 US President Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson for racially orientated criminal conviction - transporting a white woman across state lines

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump