On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in April 1918

  • Apr 7 C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)
  • Apr 7 Bobby Doerr, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (9-time All Star, Boston Red Sox), born in Junction City, Oregon (d. 2017)
  • Apr 16 Dick Gibson, British racing driver, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire (d. 2010)
  • Apr 18 Róbert Zimonyi, Hungarian-American rowing coxswain (Olympic gold 1964), born in Sárvár, Hungary (d. 2004)
  • Apr 22 Mickey Vernon, American MLB baseball player, born in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Apr 26 Francina "Fanny" Blankers-Koen, Dutch track & field athlete (4 x Olympic gold 1948), born in Lage Vuursche, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Apr 29 Merv Harvey, Australian cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Apr 30 Don McNeill, American tennis player (French C'ship 1939, US Nat C'ship 1940), born in Chickasha, Oklahoma (d. 1996)

About April 1918

How Old? 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Signs: Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19), Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)