April 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
  • Apr 6 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 2-0 for a 3-1 series victory

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Apr 13 At 38, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Apr 13 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
  • Apr 19 30th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Johnny Miles in 2:25:40.4
  • Apr 27 In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Jack Brabham, Australian auto racer and team owner (F1 champ 1959-60, 66), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 2014)
  • Apr 3 Alex Grammas, American baseball player, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 2004)
  • Apr 18 Doug Insole, English cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests), born in Clapton, London (d. 2017)
  • Apr 21 Arthur Rowley, English Footballer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 24 Glen Hobbie, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Witt, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 David Coleman, sports commentator
  • Apr 26 Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 15 Frank Iredale, cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies