- 1815 - The first first-class game at the current Lord's ground was played.
- 1928 - Charlie Hallows, needing an innings of 232 to complete 1,000 runs in the month of May, makes exactly that score for Lancashire in the match against Sussex at Manchester, and then is out next ball. Only two other players – W. G. Grace in 1895 and Wally Hammond in 1927 – have achieved 1,000 in the calendar month.
- 1928 - Indian Pankaj Roy was born in Kolkata. He added 413 with Ashok Mankad to make the largest opening partnership in history.
- Sri Lanka
- 1966 - Roshan Mahanama, who shared 576 with Sanath Jayasuriya to make the highest ever Test partnership, was born.
- South Africa