Events in Sport on May 29

  • 1897 31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23.25
  • 1900 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
  • 1916 NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game
  • 1922 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws
  • 1940 Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)
  • 1948 47th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Jaroslav Drobny (6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 8-6)
  • 1948 47th Women's French Championships: Nelly Landry beats Shirley Fry (6-2, 0-6, 6-0)

Sport awardTennis Open

1954 53rd Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Art Larsen (6-4, 7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • 1954 53rd Women's French Championships: Maureen Connolly beats Ginette Bucaille (6-4, 6-1)
  • 1954 British runner Diane Leather becomes first woman to run the mile in under 5 minutes; 4:59.6 at Alexander Sports Ground in Birmingham, England
  • 1957 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
  • 1965 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium

Sport awardTennis Open

1965 French Men's Tennis Championships: Fred Stolle beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 for his first Grand Slam singles title

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • 1965 64th Women's French Championships: Lesley Turner Bowrey beats Margaret Smith (6-3, 6-4)
  • 1968 12th European Cup: Manchester United beats Benfica 4-1 at London
  • 1971 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h)

  • 1972 American golfer Sandra Palmer wins first of 2 majors (Titleholders Championship, US Open 1975) by a massive 10 strokes

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1977 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1977 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1977 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indianapolis 500
  • 1977 Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one

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1980 Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1983 Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m
  • 1983 Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092 (260.902 km/h)

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1984 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1985 Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months
  • 1985 29th European Cup: Juventus beats Liverpool 1-0 at Brussels
  • 1987 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
  • 1988 Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season

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1989 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1990 NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1991 35th European Cup: Red Star Belgrade beats Marseille (0-0, 5-3 on penalties) at Bari
  • 1992 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games

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1992 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 1993 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
  • 1993 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Los Angeles Kings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 3

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1994 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.

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1994 Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1996 NHL Western Conference Final: Colorado Avalanche beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • 2001 U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
  • 2005 Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 3:10:21.0769 (253.637 km/h)
  • 2010 Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay becomes 20th pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Florida)
  • 2010 Super Rugby Final, Orlando Stadium, Soweto: Bulls (Pretoria) successfully defend their title with a 25-17 win over the Stormers (Cape Town) in an all-South African final
  • 2010 In an all South African Super 14 Rugby final, the Bulls (Pretoria) retain title, 25-17 over the Stormers (Cape Town) at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto; MornĂ© Steyn kicks 6 penalties and a conversion for the Bulls
  • 2011 Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 2:56:11.7267 (274.015 km/h)
  • 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 2015 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 3

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2017 Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods