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 Sports History and Sports Events on May 5
MarkTheDay.com provides the history of Sports on May 5 by noting memorable events that occurred in Sports on May 5. Create a FREE MarkTheDay.com personal calendar to organize your special occasions, personal tasks, holidays, appointments and special events in history that interest you. Historical sports events include NFL Super Bowl champions, NBA Championship, NHL Stanley Cup, PGA Tour Champions, MLS Cup, Boxing Heavy Weight Champion, NCAA National Championships, Olympics Medal Winners, Tennis US Open Winner and more sports history.
 
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Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League, May 7, 1945
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Roy Campanella Night Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition, May 7, 1959
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Dodgers Larry and Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery, May 7, 1960
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Basketball Return to top
Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics), May 5, 1995
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Boxing Return to top
Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round, May 5, 1863
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Cricket Return to top
No Historical Cricket Events on May 5
Football Return to top
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Golf Return to top
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open, May 5, 1957
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Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open, May 5, 1963
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Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational, May 5, 1968
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Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic, May 5, 1974
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Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational, May 5, 1985
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Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic, May 5, 1991
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Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship, May 5, 1996
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Hockey Return to top
No Historical Hockey Events on May 5
NFL Football Return to top
No Historical NFL Football Events on May 5
Olympics Return to top
5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden, May 5, 1912
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Rugby Return to top
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Soccer Return to top
Geldrop soccer team forms, May 5, 1926
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Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude, May 5, 1956
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Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II, May 5, 1976
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Tennis Return to top
No Historical Tennis Events on May 5
Yachting Return to top
No Historical Yachting Events on May 5
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