April 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 2 Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)

  • Apr 7 Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 Ted Williams begins managing Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Apr 8 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9
  • Apr 8 Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres & Pilots win their 1st games
  • Apr 9 Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
  • Apr 12 Simon & Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
  • Apr 13 33rd Masters Golf Tournament: George Archer wins, shooting a 281
  • Apr 14 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)
  • Apr 17 Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Apr 21 73rd Boston Marathon: Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan 1st man in 2:13:49 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:22:46

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 22 Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Apr 22 Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • Apr 27 Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Apr 30 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Andrew Vlahov, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-1988, 92, 96)
  • Apr 1 Arnaud Boetsch, Meulam France, tennis star (1985 European Junior)
  • Apr 1 Frank Castillo, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Apr 1 John Forest, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Apr 1 Kevin Dean, Madison, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
  • Apr 2 Yj Nagata, [Yuji], wrestler (NJPW)
  • Apr 3 David Morland, North Bay Ont, golfer (1992 Trafalgar Rookie of Year)
  • Apr 3 Reid Hayston, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Apr 3 Rodney Hampton, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • Apr 4 Anthony Tucker, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • Apr 4 Carlos Reyes, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 4 Dennis de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • Apr 4 Gerard de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • Apr 6 Andy Harmon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 6 Bret Boone, El Cajon CA, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Apr 6 Brian Williams, NBA center/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • Apr 7 Clark Sheehan, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 7 Jeremy Lincoln, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Apr 7 Peggy Clasen, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 7 Ricky Bones, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers, NY Yanks), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 7 Ricky Watters, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 8 Steve Jackson, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Apr 9 Amy Feng, Tianjin China, US table tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 9 Karl Krikken, cricketer (Derbyshire 1989-, wicketkeeper)
  • Apr 9 Timothy Young, rower (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 10 Dennis Vial, Sault Ste-Marie Ca, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • Apr 10 Wayne Lammle, WLAF kicker/punter (Scotland Claymores)
  • Apr 10 Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter
  • Apr 11 Gavin Briant, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993)
  • Apr 11 J Nick Adamson, Freeport Bahamas, US laser sailor (Olymp-21st-1996)
  • Apr 11 Janeth Arcain, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • Apr 11 Jesse Campbell, NFL safety (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 12 Michael Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Apr 14 Brad Ausmus, catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Apr 14 Brad Pennington, Salem IN, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Apr 14 David Archibald, Chilliwack, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
  • Apr 14 Mark Macon, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • Apr 14 Tim Roberts, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • Apr 15 Chris Smith,Nike golfer (1993 BC Open-8th), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 15 Jeromy Burnitz, Westminster CA, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • Apr 15 Michael Jones, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams)
  • Apr 15 Phillippi Sparks, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • Apr 16 Fernando Vina, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Sacramento, California
  • Apr 16 Melinda Rich, Muskegon Mich, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1993)
  • Apr 18 Vladimir Tsyplakov, Inta Russia, NHL left wing (LA Kings, Belarus 1998)
  • Apr 19 James Westphal, Oak Park Illinois, 10k runner
  • Apr 20 John van Halst, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Apr 20 Takayuki Kobori, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Apr 21 Conrad Clarks, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 21 Dwight Hollier, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Apr 22 Bobby Olive, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 22 George Williams, Lacrosse WI, catcher (Oakland A's)
  • Apr 22 Roger Jones, NFL center (Cin Bengals)
  • Apr 22 Dion Dublin, English footballer
  • Apr 23 Nadeem Shahid, cricketer
  • Apr 23 Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast
  • Apr 23 Martin López-Zubero, Spanish swimmer
  • Apr 24 Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
  • Apr 25 Darren Woodson, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 25 Gavin Bruk-Jackson, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993)
  • Apr 25 Marisa Pedulla, Bellefonte PA, half-lightweight judoka (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 25 Nir Shental, Israel, Men's 470 sailor (Oly-15th-1996)
  • Apr 25 Sanjeeva Ranatunga, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman 1994- )
  • Apr 25 Travis Fryman, Lexington KY, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
  • Apr 25 Joe Buck, American sports broadcaster
  • Apr 27 Brett Steven, Bermuda, NZ tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 27 Francine "Frankie" McRae, Australian softball outfielder (Oly-br-96)
  • Apr 27 Tyrone Rodgers, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Apr 27 Grahame Cheney, Australian boxer
  • Apr 28 Merlelynn Lange-Harris, basketball center (Oly-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Arthur Marshall, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Apr 30 Dexter Rogers, volleyball opposite hitter (Oly-96), born in St Petersburg, Florida