What Happened on April 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

42nd Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 277

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • Brewers sweep Orioles 11-3, 16-3, & 13-5 (each with a grand slam)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In separate NBA games Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points & San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points (33 in 1 quarter)

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer
  • Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club)
  • Vesna Pisarović, Croatian singer

Famous Deaths

  • Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b.1883)
  • Vivian McGrath, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1937), dies at 62