On This Day

April 1886 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 7 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)

Person of interestJim Barnes

Apr 8 Jim Barnes, English golfer (PGA C'ship 1916, 19; US Open 1921, British Open 1925), born in Lelant, Cornwall (d. 1966)

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes