On This Day

April 1900 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 6 James J. Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Apr 16 4th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:39:44.4
  • Apr 19 Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
  • Apr 30 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 7 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • Apr 23 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, born in Oglesby, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • Apr 26 Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)