April 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 10 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

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