April 1940 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 5 99th Grand National: Sgt. Mervyn A. Jones aboard Bogskar wins
  • Apr 7 7th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 280
  • Apr 12 NFL cuts clipping penalty from 25 yards to 15 yards
  • Apr 13 Cornelious Warmerdam became 1st man to pole vault 15 ft
  • Apr 13 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 16 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)
  • Apr 19 44th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:28.6
  • Apr 21 Netherlands beats Belgium 4-2 in soccer
  • Apr 23 NY Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert
  • Apr 30 Bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 3-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 4 Richard Attwood, British racing driver
  • Apr 8 John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 9 Jimmy [James] Roberts, NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), born in Toronto (d. 2015)
  • Apr 13 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
  • Apr 13 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
  • Apr 15 Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Apr 15 Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
  • Apr 16 David Holford, cricketer (cousin of G S Sobers WI leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Apr 18 Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), born in Burlington, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • Apr 24 David Larter, cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler)
  • Apr 29 Brian Taber, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian between Grout & Marsh)