April 1916 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 8 In Corona, California, racecar driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three and badly injuring five spectators.
  • Apr 10 1st professional golf tournament held
  • Apr 10 The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City.
  • Apr 19 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth of Mass in 2:27:16.4
  • Apr 20 Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) in Chicago opens, Cubs beat Cincinnati Reds 7-6
  • Apr 30 Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 4 Mickey Owen, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Nixa, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • Apr 11 Dan Fortmann, American football guard (Chicago Bears), born in Pearl River, New York (d. 1995)
  • Apr 14 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48)
  • Apr 23 Bud Wilkinson, college football coach (Oklahoma)
  • Apr 26 Virgil Trucks, MLB picther (two-time All Star), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • Apr 27 Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (d. 2002)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 16 Tom Horan, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust, 471 runs, 11 wickets), dies