April 1912 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 9 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
  • Apr 15 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan in race record 2:21:18.2
  • Apr 16 Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)
  • Apr 20 Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11
  • Apr 20 Tiger Stadium in Detroit opens, Tigers beat Cleveland Indians 6-5
  • Apr 26 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 8 Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi, assistant to Adolf Eichmann (convicted in absentia for crimes against humanity), born in Nádkút, Austria-Hungary (d. c. 2010)

Sonja HenieSonja Henie (1912-1969)

Apr 8 Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), and actress (My Lucky Star), born in Oslo, Norway

  • Apr 10 Clarke Hinkle, American NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers), born in Toronto, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • Apr 20 David Townsend, English cricket batsman (3 Tests, HS 36; Durham CCC), born in Norton-on-Tees, England (d. 1997)