On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardUS Masters Golf

42nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: 42 year old Gary Player shoots a record-tying final round 64 (−8) to win by 1 stroke from Rod Funseth, Tom Watson and Hubert Green

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 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 soccer defender and manager (51 caps; Deportivo La Coruña), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club 7), born in Southgate, London
  • Vesna Pisarović, Croatian singer, born in Brčko, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Famous Deaths

  • Clough Williams-Ellis, British architect known chiefly as the creator of the Italianate village of Portmeirion in North Wales, dies at 94
  • Vivian McGrath, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1937), dies at 62