April 1936 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 3rd Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
  • 6th 3rd Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
  • 11th Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 20th 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8
  • 29th 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (F1 champ 1959, 1960, 1966), born in Hurstville, NSW (d. 2014)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

10th John Madden, Austin Minnesota, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders)/sports commentator (CBS, FOX)

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 14th Robert Herman Nichols, Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown)
  • 15th Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
  • 15th Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

21st Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 23rd John D'Arcy, cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour)
  • 27th Khalid Wazir, cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954)