1866 - Australian Rules Football was created.
1878 – Paul Hines made baseball’s first unassisted triple play.
1961 – New Yorkers selected a new name for their new National League baseball franchise. They chose the Mets.
1966 - Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) became the first player to hit a ball completely out of Cleveland’s Memorial Stadium.
1967 - Muhammad Ali was indicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army.
1970 – The New York Knicks won their first NBA title when they defeated Los Angeles in Game 7 of the Finals.
1971 – Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
1984 – The Chicago White Sox beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 in 25 innings. The game was actually completed on May 9.
1988 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) completed the first round the playoffs with 226 points in five games against Cleveland.
1996 – NY Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3
1957 - Bill Cowher, American football coach
1958 – Lovie Smith, American football coach
1987 – Felix Jones, American football player