April 1928 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 7 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
  • Apr 9 Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
  • Apr 14 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 3 games to 2
  • Apr 19 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:37:07.8

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestEarl Lloyd

Apr 3 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2015)

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • Apr 16 Dick "Night Train" Lane, NFL defensive back (Rams, Cards, Lions)
  • Apr 20 Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer, born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2007)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 5 Roy Kilner, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38