On This Day

April 1935 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 3 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
  • Apr 6 H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more
  • Apr 8 2nd Augusta National Invitation Tournament (Masters) Golf: Gene Sarazen wins Monday playoff with Craig Wood by 5 strokes

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Apr 9 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Maroons beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1 for 3-0 series sweep; Maroons last defunct team to win the Cup

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Apr 15 39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley in 2:32:07.4

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Apr 16 Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, includes a HR

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 26 Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
  • Apr 27 Yanks pull a 1st inning triple-play & beat Philadelphia A's 9-8

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 John Murray, England cricket wicketkeeper (21 Tests; 55 dismissals), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 1 Billy Whelan, Irish soccer forward (4 caps, Rep Ireland; Manchester United 79 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1958)
  • Apr 4 Easton McMorris, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman of 60's), born in St Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 8 Donald Thompsett, cricket umpire
  • Apr 20 Jon Arnett, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (USC; 5 × Pro Bowl; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • Apr 21 Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1960)

Weddings in Sport


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Apr 14 PGA golfer Ben Hogan (22) weds Valerie Fox in Cleburne, Texas

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan