Events in Sport on May 28

  • 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
  • 1875 3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43.5
  • 1880 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5
  • 1901 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
  • 1904 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
  • 1912 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia v South Africa
  • 1927 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934 Hobbs scores his 197th & last FC cricket ton at 51 years 163 days
  • 1941 NY Yankees nip Washington Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium
  • 1949 48th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Budge Patty (6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • 1949 48th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Nelly Adamson (7-5, 6-2)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1951 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1955 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
  • 1955 Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins
  • 1957 NL approves baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to the US west coast

  • 1958 3rd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Milan 3-2 at Brussels
  • 1960 59th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Luis Ayala (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

1960 59th Women's French Championships: Darlene Hard beats Yola Ramirez (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • 1968 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • 1969 13th European Cup: Milan beats Ajax 4-1 at Madrid
  • 1973 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26)
  • 1973 Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
  • 1975 19th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Leeds United 2-0 at Paris
  • 1978 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser became 5th to win the race 3 times
  • 1980 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
  • 1980 Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
  • 1980 24th European Cup: Nottingham Forest beats Hamburg 1-0 at Madrid
  • 1986 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
  • 1989 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1989 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins
  • 1995 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1995 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
  • 1995 Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)
  • 1997 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 2000 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)
  • 2002 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2003 11th UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Juventus (0-0, 3-2 on penalties) at Manchester
  • 2005 Crusaders claim their 5th Super 10 Rugby title with a 35-25 win over the NSW Waratahs at Jade Stadium, Christchurch; Dan Carter lands 3 conversions & 2 penalties for the winners
  • 2006 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish Jr wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2006 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 2011 19th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1 at London
  • 2017 Indianapolis 500: Takuma Sato wins in 3:13:03.3584