On This Day

April 1907 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 11 NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards
  • Apr 15 11th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Tom Longboat in race record 2:24:24

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Luke Appling, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (7-time MLB All Star; AL batting champion 1936, 43; Chicago White Sox), born in High Point, North Carolina (d. 1991)
  • Apr 2 Harald Andersson, Swedish discus thrower (world record 52.42m 1934), born in Stanford, California (d. 1985)
  • Apr 10 Pete Desjardins, American platform and springboard diver (Olympic gold 1928), born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba (d. 1985)
  • Apr 13 Roderich Menzel, Czech tennis player (French Open singles 1938 runner-up; US Open mixed doubles 1935 runner-up), born in Reichenberg, Czech Republic (d. 1987)
  • Apr 15 Gerald Abrahams, English author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)
  • Apr 20 Miran Bakhsh, Pakistani cricketer (his one season of Test & 1st-class play 1954-55), born in Rawalpindi, British India (d. 1991)