April 1959 in Sport

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Events in Sport

Events 1 - 14 of 14

5th - 23rd Masters Golf Tournament: Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284
9th - Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators)
9th - Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot
9th - 13th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics sweep Minn Lakers in 4 games Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title
11th - Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR
12th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
16th - NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard
16th - Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit
18th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
19th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
20th - 63rd Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:22:42
22nd - Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings
22nd - Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors
26th - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 18 of 18

2nd - Adrian Meagher, Australian baseball pitching coach (Olympics-1996)
2nd - Brian Goodell, US, 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
2nd - Gelindo Bordin, Italian marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
2nd - Ken Macleay, cricketer (at Bedford-on-Avon Aussie ODI medium pacer)
2nd - Badou Zaki, Morrocan footballer and manager
2nd - Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver
8th - Franklyn Stephenson, cricketer (great all-rounder)
8th - Martin Weston, cricketer
15th - Kevin Lowe, Lachute, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
16th - Anne Kursinski, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
17th - David Hearn, slalom single canoe (Olympics-9th-96), born in Washington, D.C.
18th - Jim Eisenreich, St Cloud MN, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies, Fla Marlins)
22nd - Nicky Le Roux, South Africa, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Champ-15th)
22nd - Ranjan Madugalle, cricketer (pioneer of Sri Lanka's Test teams)
23rd - Terri Luckhurst, LPGA golfer
25th - Tony Phillips, baseballoutfielder: Chicago White Sox, born in Atlanta, Georgia
26th - Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)
30th - Lauren Howe, LPGA golfer

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

4th - Stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in South African Test), dies

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