April 1936 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 10 John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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