On This Day

April 1899 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 17 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia 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 (PGA C'ship 1928-29), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1951)

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 22 Ned Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; first recognised Test in 1877), dies at 59