On This Day in Sport

  • April

Events in Sport

  • 1876 Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)
  • 1901 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • 1901 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
  • 1905 Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
  • 1920 Magda Julin of Sweden beats team mate Svea NorĂ©n for the gold medal in women's singles figure skating at the Antwerp Olympics
  • 1933 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • 1947 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title
  • 1950 Chuck Cooper becomes the 1st African American to be drafted into the NBA (for Boston Celtics)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1931 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 509 runs), dies at 56
  • 1944 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 85
  • 1946 Albert Knight, cricketer (3 Tests for England on 1903-04 tour), dies
  • 1946 Joseph Vine, cricketer (batted in two Tests Eng v Aust 1911-12), dies
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