April 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Sports record brokenNHL Record

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

Event of interestEvent 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

Sport awardGolf Major

13th 50th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279

  • 13th Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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

Sports record brokenNBA Record

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

Event of interestEvent 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 MLB baseball player (Seattle Mariners), born in Valencia
  • 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