April 1929 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 16 NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
  • Apr 19 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Bo Schembechler, American football coach (d. 2006)
  • Apr 13 Marilynn Smith, LPGA golfer (1972 Pabst Open), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Apr 19 Edward Crook, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1960), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 25 Yvette Corlett, athlete
  • Apr 25 Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Apr 27 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved shoplift scandal, born in Smychka (d. 2016)
  • Apr 29 Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 17 Baseball great Babe Ruth (34) marries 2nd wife Claire Merritt Hodgson (31)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth