On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in April 1924

  • Apr 2 Bobby Ávila, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (MLB All-Star 1952, 54, 55; AL batting champion 1954; Cleveland Indians), born in Veracruz City, Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Apr 2 Wallace "Bud" Smith, American boxer (World lightweight title 1955-56), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1973)

Person of interestGil Hodges

Apr 4 Gil Hodges, American baseball 1st baseman (8 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers; NY Mets; World Series 1955, 59, 69; Gold Glove Award 1957–59) and manager (Washington Senators, NY Mets), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 12 Curtis Turner, American auto racer (184 NASCAR races over 17 years, 17 wins), born in Floyd, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Apr 23 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player, born in Washington, Indiana
  • Apr 29 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)

About April 1924

How Old? 96 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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