Events in Sport on May 3

  • 1900 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25
  • 1902 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75
  • 1903 AVC Heracles (SC Heracles '74) soccer team forms in Almelo
  • 1909 35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2
  • 1910 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States is renamed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • 1922 Mayor Hylan closes 2 streets for building of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NYC

Sports History

1936 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits

Sports History

1941 67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway, 1st leg of successful Triple Crown

  • 1947 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8
  • 1951 Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
  • 1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
  • 1952 78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins his record fifth Derby
  • 1958 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
  • 1969 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8
  • 1975 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02
  • 1975 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)
  • 1977 1977 NFL Draft: Ricky Bell from USC first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1978 Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
  • 1978 WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game
  • 1979 1979 NFL Draft: Tom Cousineau from Ohio State first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1979 MLB Cleveland Indian Bobby Bonds hits his 300th HR (2nd to have 300 HRs & 300 stolen bases)
  • 1980 106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02

Sports History

1980 Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st & final HR

  • 1980 Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL & NL
  • 1983 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 0

Sports History

1986 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8

  • 1986 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR

Sports History

1986 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game

Sports History

1991 Future Hockey HOF right wing Cam Neely injures knee on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson in Wales Conference Finals; injury limits him to only 162 games for remainder of NHL career; retires at 31

  • 1992 Baltimore Orioles Gregg Olson, 25, is youngest to record 100 saves

Baseball Record

1992 NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRs

  • 1992 Ohio Glory wins 1st WLAF game (after 6 loses), beat Frankfurt 20-17
  • 1995 Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • 1997 123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3

Sports History

1997 Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue

  • 1999 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Stephen Hendry of Scotland defeats Welshman Mark Williams, 18-11 for a record 7th world crown
  • 2000 The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
  • 2003 129th Kentucky Derby: Jose Santos aboard Funny Cide wins in 2:01.19
  • 2008 134th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins by nearly 5 lengths; runner-up Eight Belles euthanised after fracturing both front ankles; first fatality in Derby history
  • 2014 140th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboad California Chrome wins in 2:03.66
  • 2015 Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League
  • 2018 Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becomes NFL's first $30m per season player after agreeing to $150m contract extension
  • 2021 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Mark Selby wins his 4th world title with an 18-15 win over countryman Shaun Murphy