On This Day

April 1943 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 7 NFL adopts free substitution rule
  • Apr 8 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Detroit Red Wings beat Boston Bruins, 2-0 for a 4-0 series sweep and their 3rd SC Championship
  • 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; his 2nd of 4 wins in the event
  • Apr 20 Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 5 Masahiko 'Fighting' Harada, Japanese boxer (world flyweight, bantamweight champion), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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 16 Johnny Watkins, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust), born in Newcastle, New South Wales
  • Apr 22 Steve Dunne, New Zealand cricket umpire (NZ Test umpire on international panel), born in Dunedin. Otago
  • Apr 23 Tony Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Canadiens, Blackhawks), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • Apr 27 Helmut Marko, Austrian auto racer (Le Mans Grand Prix), born in Graz, Austria

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 8 Richard Sears, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1881-87), dies at 81