April 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

20th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 21st 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

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

23rd LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

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

Birthdays in Sport

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