April 1943 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 7 NFL adopts free substitution rule
  • Apr 8 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • Apr 8 1943 NFL Draft: Frank Sinkwich from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions
  • Apr 19 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8
  • Apr 20 Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 6 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist
  • Apr 7 Dennis Amiss, cricketer (prolific English batsman)
  • Apr 8 Carol Lavell, Fairfax Vt, equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Apr 8 J P Kavanaugh, racehorse trainer
  • Apr 16 Johnny Watkins, cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust)
  • Apr 22 Steve Dunne, New Zealand cricket umpire (NZ Test umpire on international panel), born in Dunedin. Otago
  • Apr 23 Tony Esposito, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Ontario
  • Apr 27 Helmut Marko, auto racer (Le Mans Grand Prix)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 8 Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81