April 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 13 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties

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Apr 15 Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)

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  • Apr 19 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:40:22.2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Walter Bahr, American soccer midfielder, coach (1950 US beat England 1-0), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Apr 2 Billy Pierce, American pitcher (Chicago White Sox) seven time all star, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Apr 2 Carmen Basilio, American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, born in Canastota, New York (d. 2012)
  • Apr 2 Ferenc Pusk├ís, Hungarian footballer and manager, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • Apr 18 Jim De Courcy, cricketer (in Newcastle Australian batsman 1953)
  • Apr 24 Josy Barthel, Luxembourgish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mamer, Luxembourg (d. 1992)
  • Apr 29 Dorothy Manley, England, 100m sprint (Olympic silver 1948)
  • Apr 30 Lars Hall, Swedish pentathelete (Olympic gold 1952)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 10 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), dies at 68