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
  • 7th Penguins 1-Isles 8-Preliminary-Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • 8th Penguins 2-Isles 4-Preliminary-Isles hold 2-0 lead
  • 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
  • 10th Penguins 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Preliminary- Isles hold 2-1 lead
  • 11th 46th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284
  • 11th Penguins 5-Isles 2-Preliminary-Series tied at 2-2
  • 13th Penguins 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Preliminary-Isles win series (3-2)
  • 18th Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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 Nordiques 1-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • 27th 1982 NFL Draft: Kenneth Sims from University of Texas first pick by New England Patriots
  • 29th Nordiques 2-Isles 5-Semifinals-Isles hold 2-0 lead
  • 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 & Divorces 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