TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1863 Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for U.S. boxing title in 63rd round. 1904 Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Philadelphia A’s (3-0). 1908 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2. 1912 5th Olympic Games open in Stockholm, Sweden. 1925 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, for 16 total bases in a game. 1934 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04 1935 Jesse Owens of U.S. sets long jump record at 26’ 8½”. 1938 Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as the Chicago Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one pitcher in a single inning. 1949 Detroit Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame. 1951 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6. 1956 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4. 1962 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4. 1966 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany wins 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. 1969 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3. 1973 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4. 1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits. 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. 1987 Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East knocking the Toronto Blue Jays out of first place in the last game of the season. 1989 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, N.Y. 1990 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02. 1995 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics). 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.
The great Secretariat, with Canadian jockey Ron Turcotte, surges to the finish line first at the Kentucky Derby, the first of three Triple Crown victories, 44 years ago today.