On This Day

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
  • 1934 Jack Hobbs scores his 197th (or 199th) and last 1st class cricket century at 51 years and 163 days of age [1]
  • 1941 1st night game at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. (NY Yankees pip the Senators 6-5)
  • 1946 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)
  • 1949 French Championships Men's Tennis: Frank Parker retains title; beats fellow American Budge Patty 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
  • 1949 French Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont wins her second French singles crown; beats Nelly Adamson Landry of France 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

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1955 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • 1955 Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins
  • 1957 NL approves baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to the US west coast

  • 1958 European Cup Final, Brussels: Francisco Gento scores the winner in extra time as Real Madrid beats AC Milan, 3-2; 3rd consecutive title for Los Blancos
  • 1960 59th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Luis Ayala (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

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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 MLB: AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
  • 1968 MLB: NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • 1969 European Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid: AC Milan striker Pierino Prati scores 3 in 4-1 win over Ajax; second title for I Rossoneri
  • 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 Snr in a Lola dominates second half of race to hold off Tom Sneva for his third Indy victory
  • 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 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil first foreign winner since 1966; completes final lap under caution after crashing with Al Unser Jr

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1994 Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew
  • 1995 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
  • 1995 Indianapolis 500: Canadian driver Jacques Villeneuve wins as race leader Scott Goodyear is controversially black flagged on lap 195
  • 1997 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 2000 Indianapolis 500: reigning CART champion Juan Pablo Montoya leads for 167 laps to cruise to victory; first rookie winner since Graham Hill 1966
  • 2002 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2

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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 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders claim their 5th title with a 35-25 win over the NSW Waratahs; Dan Carter lands 3 conversions & 2 penalties for the winners
  • 2006 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish Jr. wins from the pole position; record 14th Indy victory for Penske Racing; 0.0635 second margin from runner-up Marco Andretti second-closest finish in history at the time

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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
  • 2006 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oak Tree GC: Jay Haas wins his first of 3 Champions Tour major titles with a birdie on the third playoff hole against Brad Bryant
  • 2011 UEFA Champions League Final, London: FC Barcelona beats Manchester United, 3-1; 4th title for Barça
  • 2011 IPL Cricket Final, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai: Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs; Murali Vijay 95 (52), Ravichandran Ashwin 3/16
  • 2016 UEFA Champions League Final, Milan: Real Madrid beats cross-town rivals Atlético Madrid, 5–3 on penalties after a 1–1 draw at the end of extra time; record-extending 11th title
  • 2017 Indianapolis 500: Japanese ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato of Andretti Autosport becomes first Asian to win the race; Brazilian Hélio Castroneves finishes just 0.2011 seconds behind

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2017 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, Trump National GC: A week after winning The Tradition, Bernhard Langer of Germany triumphs by 1 stroke from Vijay Singh

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer