April 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 2nd NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

4th Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 5th 140th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard West Tip wins

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

6th 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 6th Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs
  • 13th 50th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279
  • 13th Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

13th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 15th Viv Richards century off 56 balls v England in Antigua Test Cricket

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

19th Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

20th Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 21st 90th Boston Marathon: Rob de Castella of Australia 1st man in 2:07:51 and Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway 1st woman in 2:24:55
  • 21st Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
  • 27th Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

29th Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 29th 1986 NFL Draft: Bo Jackson from University of Auburn first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Ireen Wüst, Dutch speed skater
  • 3rd Sergio Sánchez, Spanish footballer
  • 4th Aiden McGeady, Republic of Ireland and Celtic footballer,
  • 4th Cameron Barker, Professional ice hockey player
  • 8th Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer
  • 8th Félix Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 10th Olivia Borlée, Belgian athlete
  • 10th Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer
  • 12th Blerim Džemaili, Swiss footballer
  • 14th Matt Derbyshire, English footballer
  • 15th Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Dutch footballer
  • 16th Paul di Resta, British racing driver
  • 18th Maurice Edu, American soccer player
  • 18th Billy Butler, American baseball player
  • 19th Candace Parker, American basketball player
  • 21st Audra Cohen, American tennis player
  • 21st Alexander Edler, Swedish hockey player
  • 22nd Dusan Sakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
  • 22nd Marshawn Lynch, American Football player
  • 23rd Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater

Deaths in Sport

  • 5th Colin McCool, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies
  • 23rd Jim Laker, cricketer (193 wkts for England at 21 24), dies
  • 24th Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies