April 1908 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 2 Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday
  • Apr 3 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs
  • Apr 13 Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 18 Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Apr 20 12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2
  • Apr 20 Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.
  • Apr 22 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
  • Apr 27 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 21 Louis Hostin, French Light Heavyweight, Olympic gold 1932, 36)
  • Apr 28 Jack Fingleton, cricketer (Australian opener of 30's)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 20 Henry Chadwick, English-American baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book, dies at 85