April 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 9 14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 10 24th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 10 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Apr 14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 4 games
  • Apr 17 Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn
  • Apr 19 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
  • Apr 19 Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 24 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Linford Christie, St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100m runner (Oly-gold 1992
  • Apr 4 Bev Smith, Armstrong BC, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 4 Jonathan Agnew, Macclesfield, Cheshire, English cricket broadcaster

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 12 Ron MacLean, Canadian sportscaster (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Zweibrücken, Germany

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • Apr 13 Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist
  • Apr 14 Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
  • Apr 15 Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 16 Rafael Benítez, Spanish football manager
  • Apr 16 Pierre Littbarski, German footballer
  • Apr 17 Michael Whitaker, showjumper
  • Apr 19 Frank Viola, pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988), born in Hempstead, New York
  • Apr 19 Roger Merrett, Australian footballer
  • Apr 20 Rodney Holman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • Apr 21 Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Apr 22 Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)
  • Apr 23 Joseph Martin Mudd, PGA golfer (1988 Federal Express), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Apr 28 John Cerutti, American baseball player and announcer (d. 2004)
  • Apr 28 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • Apr 28 Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
  • Apr 29 William Lee Glasson Jr, PGA golfer (1985 Kemper Open), born in Fresno, California

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 10 NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West