April 1941 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 6 8th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Wood wins, shooting a 280

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 8 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Apr 9 PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame
  • Apr 12 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • Apr 19 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:30:38
  • Apr 20 Dodgers start to wear liners in their caps
  • Apr 26 A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Ajit Wadekar, cricketer (stalwart Indian batsman & capt)
  • Apr 3 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • Apr 12 Bobby Moore, English footballer, team captain (World Cup 1996), born in Barking, Essex, England (d. 1993)

Person of interestPete Rose

Apr 14 Pete Rose, MLB player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 18 Walter Francis Sweeney, Cohasset, Massachusetts, NFL Guard (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 27 Lee Roy Jordan, American football player, born in Excel, Alabama
  • Apr 28 Lucien Aimar, French cyclist

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 22 Arthur Briscoe, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests), dies