April 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1st Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 4th 5th Masters Golf Tournament: Henry Picard wins, shooting a 285
  • 12th Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 19th 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:35:34.8
  • 24th Lindenheuvel soccer team forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

30th Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 30th The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (d. 1953)
  • 4th A Bartlett Giamatti, President of Yale/baseball commish (1989), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 5th Colin Bland, cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field)
  • 8th Mohammad Farooq, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)
  • 10th Don Meredith, Mount Vernon Texas, NFL QB (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football
  • 16th Rich Rollins, American baseballer
  • 20th Bernard Malivoire, France, cox pair (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 20th Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic-gold-1956, 64)
  • 22nd Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London, UK

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

10th NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh

Deaths in Sport

  • 4th Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
  • 8th Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
  • 16th Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)