April 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 2nd In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
  • 3rd Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 3rd 136th Grand National: Mr. Dick Saunders aboard Grittar wins
  • 4th 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little
  • 6th Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minn 52,279
  • 8th Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
  • 9th LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • 10th LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • 11th 46th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284
  • 18th Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

18th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 19th 86th Boston Marathon: Alberto Salazar of United States 1st man in 2:08:51 and Charlotte Teske of West Germany 1st woman in 2:29:33
  • 19th Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
  • 20th Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • 21st Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
  • 22nd Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
  • 24th Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies

Sport awardGolf Tournament

25th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 26th Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 27th 1982 NFL Draft: Kenneth Sims from University of Texas first pick by New England Patriots
  • 30th Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Bianca Chatfield, Australian netballer
  • 2nd Marco Amelia, Italian World Cup-winning footballer
  • 2nd Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player
  • 3rd Iain Fyfe, Australian soccer player
  • 3rd Jared Allen, American football player
  • 5th Alexandre Prémat, French racing driver
  • 5th Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer
  • 5th Matt Pickens, American soccer player
  • 9th Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer
  • 10th Damián Lanza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 10th Andre Ethier, American baseball player
  • 11th Ian Bell, English cricketer
  • 15th Albert Riera, Spanish footballer
  • 15th Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
  • 16th Boris Diaw, French basketball player
  • 16th Jonathan Vilma, American football player
  • 17th Brad Boyes, Canadian hockey player
  • 18th Scott Hartnell, NHL hockey player
  • 21st Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, American football player
  • 22nd Kaká, Brazilian footballer
  • 25th Monty Panesar, English cricketer
  • 25th Brian Barton, American baseball player
  • 26th Brock Gillespie, American basketball player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

28th Professional boxer George Foreman (33) weds Andrea Skeete

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

23rd Professional boxer George Foreman (33) divorces Sharon Goodson after 7 months of marriage

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Deaths in Sport

  • 7th Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 20th Andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies
  • 26th Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic-gold-1924, 28), dies
  • 28th EW "Nobby" Clark, Engl cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies