On This Day

April 1902 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 2 Dutch football club Maatschappelijke Voetbal Vereniging (MVV) is established in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Apr 21 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor in 2:43:12

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 8 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
  • Apr 13 Philippe de Rothschild, French race-car driver and manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France (d. 1988)
  • Apr 14 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1974)
  • Apr 14 Ken Loeffler, American College and Basketball Hall of Fame coach (National Invitation Tournament 1952; NCAA Basketball Tournament 1954, La Salle Explorers), born in Rumson, New Jersey (d. 1975)