April 1899 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Apr 19 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 3 David Jack, English footballer (scored 267 goals from 521 appearances), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1958)
  • Apr 4 William Brann, South African cricketer (South African batsman v England 1922-23), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1953)

Person of interestLeo Diegel

Apr 27 Leo Diegel, American golfer (two-time PGA Champion), born in Detroit, Michigan

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 22 E J (Ned) Gregory, cricketer (one Test for Aust), dies