On This Day

April 1922 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardBoston Marathon

Apr 17 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10; his 2nd race victory; first of 3 consecutive wins

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • Apr 18 Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
  • Apr 29 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Apr 30 Chicago pitcher Charlie Robertson throws a perfect game as the White Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 2-0 at Navin Field

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Emil 'Bus' Mosbacher, American yachtsman (America's Cup 1962 [Weatherly], 1967 [Intrepid]), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1997)
  • Apr 5 Tom Finney, English football player (Preston North End), born in Preston, Lancashire (d. 2014)
  • Apr 19 Billy Joe Patton, American golfer (Masters 1954 3rd; Walker Cup captain 1969), born in Morganton, North Carolina (d. 2011)
  • Apr 21 Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s)
  • Apr 29 George Allen, football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 29 Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
  • Apr 30 Anton Murray, South African cricket all-rounder (10 Tests; 1 x 100; 18 wickets), born in Grahamstown, South Africa (d. 1995)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 14 Cap Anson, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (NL batting champion 1881, 88; 8 × NL RBI leader; Chicago White Stockings / Colts), dies from a glandular ailment at 69