April 1919 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 Stanley Cup Final, Seattle Ice Arena, Seattle, WA: With Montreal Canadiens (NHL) & Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) tied at 2-2-1, trophy not awarded due to flu epidemic
  • Apr 5 Antwerp is officially declared the host city for the Games of the 7th Olympiad to be conducted in 1920; first post WWI Olympics
  • Apr 21 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder in 2:29:13.4
  • Apr 23 Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season
  • Apr 30 Phillies beat Brooklyn Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Delfo Cabrera, Argentine distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 1948), born in Armstrong, Argentina (d. 1981)
  • Apr 7 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 19 Gil Langley, Australian cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2001)
  • Apr 21 John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 2 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 30 Henry Wood, British cricket wicket-keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies at 65