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, 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
  • 14th Robert Herman Nichols, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 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)