1902 – Alan-a-Dale, ridden by Jimmy Winkfield, wins the Kentucky Derby by a nose over Inventor giving Winkfield his second straight Derby victory. Winkfield is the last African American rider to win the Kentucky Derby.
1941 – Whirlaway, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, has an easy start to the Triple Crown with an eight-length victory over Staretor in the Kentucky Derby.
1947 – Jet Pilot, ridden by Eric Guerin, wins one of the closest finishes in the Kentucky Derby with a head victory over Phalanx. Jet Pilot goes wire-to-wire and Phalanx comes from last to finish second, a head in front of Faultless.
1952 – CBS is the first network to televise the Kentucky Derby as Hill Gail wins by two lengths over Sub Fleet. Jockey Eddie Arcaro wins a record fifth Derby and Ben A. Jones gets the record for most Derby wins – six – by a trainer.
1968 – The St. Louis Hawks announce the team will relocate to Atlanta beginning with the 1968-69 season.
1969 – Jockey Bill Hartack wins his fifth Kentucky Derby, aboard Majestic Prince, tying Eddie Arcaro’s record. Majestic Prince overtakes Arts and Letters at the mile pole and holds on by a neck.
1980 – Genuine Risk, ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, becomes the second filly to win the Kentucky Derby, beating Rumbo by a length.
1986 – The 54-year-old Bill Shoemaker wins his fourth Kentucky Derby, riding long shot Ferdinand to a sensational last-to-first dash for a 2 1/4-length win over Bold Arrangement.
1997 – Silver Charm, ridden by Gary Stevens, wins the 123rd Kentucky Derby, withstanding Captain Bodgit in a furious stretch drive. In losing to Silver Charm by a head, Captain Bodgit becomes the 18th consecutive beaten favorite.
2000 – The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4, ending Atlanta’s franchise-record 15-game winning streak, the longest in the majors since 1991 and the National League’s longest since 1951.
2001 – Dallas, with an 84-83 win over Utah, becomes the sixth team in NBA history to win a five-game series after trailing 0-2. The Mavericks rally from double-digit deficits in all three wins, including 17 in Game 5.
2003 – Funny Cide becomes the first gelding since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929 to win the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Jose Santos, Funny Cide holds off 5-2 top choice Empire Maker by 1 3/4 lengths, making his decisive move midway on the final turn.
2005 – Ben Gordon becomes the first rookie to win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award. Gordon averaged 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in just over 24 minutes this season for Chicago.
2007 – Golden State is the first No. 8 seed to capture a best-of-seven playoff series with a 111-86 victory over the NBA-best Dallas Mavericks in Game 6. The Warriors are only the third eighth seed to upset the No. 1 and the first since the opening round went from best-of-five to the current format. The Denver Nuggets (1994) and the New York Knicks (1999) are the only other No. 8 teams to win a series.
2008 – Big Brown, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, defies history with his 4 3/4-length victory in the Kentucky Derby. Big Brown is the first horse since the filly Regret in 1915 to win the Derby off just three career starts and the second to win from post position No. 20. Filly Eight Belles finishes second and then breaks both front ankles while galloping out a quarter of a mile past the wire. She is euthanized on the track.
2011 – Chicago’s Derrick Rose becomes the NBA’s youngest MVP. The 22-year-old Rose gets 113 first-place votes from a panel of 120 media voters. He averaged 25 points and 7.7 assists while leading Chicago to the league’s best record of 62-20.
2011 – Francisco Liriano pitches the major leagues’ first no-hitter of the season, throwing his first career complete game in Minnesota’s 1-0 victory over Chicago.
2012 – LeBron James scores 32 points and Miami takes a 3-0 series lead, sending New York to an NBA postseason-record 13th straight loss, 87-70. The Knicks break the record set by Memphis from 2004-06.