April 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games
  • Apr 2 Mont Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose
  • Apr 2 131st Grand National: Tommy Stack aboard Red Rum wins

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Apr 3 6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Apr 3 Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • Apr 6 Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 10 41st Masters Golf Tournament: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Apr 10 Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite
  • Apr 10 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
  • Apr 15 1st baseball game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium
  • Apr 17 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
  • Apr 18 81st Boston Marathon: Jerome Drayton of Canada 1st man in 2:14:46 and Miki Gorman of United States 1st woman in 2:48:33

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Apr 18 Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Apr 21 Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
  • Apr 23 ADO The Hague soccer team forms
  • Apr 24 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament
  • Apr 25 Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 4 Omarr Ali Hasan Smith, American Arena Football League defensive back
  • Apr 5 JoAnn Sevin, Dubois PA, air pistol (Olympics-1996)
  • Apr 6 Andy Phillips, American Baseball Player
  • Apr 12 Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Apr 12 Glenn Rogers, Scottish Cricket Player
  • Apr 15 Lisa Bell, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Midwestern Sr champ)
  • Apr 16 Fredrik Ljungberg, Swedish footballer
  • Apr 17 Pascal de Vries, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Apr 18 Dan Lacouture, NHL hockey player
  • Apr 19 Lucien Mettomo, Cameroonian footballer
  • Apr 19 Joe Beimel, American baseball player
  • Apr 19 Dennys Reyes, Mexican baseball player
  • Apr 20 Lisa Ervin, figure skater (US Nationals-4th-1992)
  • Apr 22 Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer
  • Apr 23 Andruw Jones, CuraƧaoan baseball player
  • Apr 23 Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 23 Lee Young-Pyo, Korean footballer
  • Apr 24 Ryan Mitchell, Port Augusta SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 24 Carlos Beltran, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Apr 25 Marguerite Moreau, actress (Connie-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • Apr 25 Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer
  • Apr 26 Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player
  • Apr 26 Chris Johnston, Irish rugby player
  • Apr 27 Khalid Zoubaa, French runner
  • Apr 29 Claus Jensen, Danish footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 3 Jack Ryder, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 1394 runs), dies
  • Apr 12 Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
  • Apr 20 Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies