Events in Sport on May 5

  • 1863 Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1904 Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Philadelphia A's (3-0)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1908 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2
  • 1912 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1917 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0

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1925 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6 (16 total bases)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1926 Geldrop soccer team forms

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1930 Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04

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1935 Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26' 8½"

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • 1938 Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning
  • 1949 Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
  • 1951 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
  • 1952 Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate's Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base
  • 1956 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4
  • 1956 Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
  • 1956 World championships of judo are 1st held, in Tokyo

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1962 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
  • 1962 LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
  • 1963 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • 1966 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1966 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

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1966 Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • 1969 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1973 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
  • 1974 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1979 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4
  • 1984 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
  • 1984 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 1985 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational
  • 1987 Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East

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1989 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1990 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1995 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
  • 1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 2001 127th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Chavez aboard Monarchos wins in 1:59.97
  • 2007 133rd Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Street Sense wins in 2:02.17
  • 2012 138th Kentucky Derby: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 2:01.83