April 1937 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 4 4th Masters Golf Tournament: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Apr 12 Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.
  • Apr 15 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 3 games to 2
  • Apr 19 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 3 Sandra Spuzich, LPGA golfer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • Apr 6 Tom Veivers, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)
  • Apr 10 Stan Mellor, British racehorse trainer/jockey
  • Apr 18 Tatyana Shchelkanova, USSR, long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • Apr 22 Kenneth Palmer, umpire and cricketer (1-190 in only Test for England)
  • Apr 23 Barry Shepherd, cricketer (Australian lefty bat early 60's)
  • Apr 23 Don Massengale, PGA golfer (1966 Bing Crosby Celebrity), born in Jackson, Texas
  • Apr 26 Robert Boozer, basketball player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2012)