On This Day

April 1924 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 10 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
  • Apr 11 1st men's college swimming championships begin

Sport awardBoston Marathon

Apr 21 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar for the third consecutive year in 2:29:40.2; 4th race victory

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar
  • Apr 27 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestGil Hodges

Apr 4 Gil Hodges, American MLB 1st baseman, manager (8-time All Star), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 12 Curtis Turner, American auto racer (184 NASCAR races over 17 years, 17 wins), born in Floyd, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Apr 23 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player, born in Washington, Indiana
  • Apr 29 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 16 Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies
  • Apr 24 George Street, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test 1923), dies