On This Day

April 1923 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 3 2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary

Sport awardBoston Marathon

Apr 16 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:23:37.4 for second straight year; 3rd race victory

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • Apr 17 Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14
  • Apr 28 Wembley Stadium opens - Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 10 John Watkins, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa
  • Apr 14 Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentine golfer (British Open 1967; US Masters 1968 runner-up),, born in Villa Ballester, Argentina (d. 2017)
  • Apr 17 Solly Hemus, American baseball player, born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2017)
  • Apr 24 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Apr 30 Alan Wharton, English cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13), born in Heywood, Lancashire, England (d. 1993)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen