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

Sports History

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

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

Sports History

Apr 16 40-year-old future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth debuts in the NL with a HR and single in Boston Braves 4-2 win over the NY Giants, in Boston

  • 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 2 Ivo Trumbić, Croatian water polo player (Olympic gold 1968 Yugoslavia) and coach (Olympic bronze Netherlands 1976), born in Split, Croatia (d. 2021)
  • Apr 2 Hamid Zouba, Algerian soccer manager (Algerian national team x 6 separate spells), born in Bologhine, Algeria (d. 2022)
  • Apr 4 Easton McMorris, West Indian cricket batsman (13 Tests, 1 x 100; Jamaica), born in St Andrew, Jamaica (d. 2022)
  • Apr 6 Luis del Sol, Spanish soccer midfielder (16 caps; Betis, Real Madrid, Juventus, Roma) and manager (Betis), born in Arcos de Jalón, Spain (d. 2021)
  • 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

Ben Hogan

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