April 1944 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 13 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
  • Apr 18 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4
  • Apr 19 1944 NFL Draft: Angelo Bertelli from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
  • Apr 20 NFL legalizes coaching from bench
  • Apr 21 NFL Chic Cardinals & Pittsburgh Steelers merge (dissolves on Dec 3)
  • Apr 27 Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Rusty Staub, American baseball player
  • Apr 4 Lawrence A Hough, American rower (Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver)
  • Apr 7 Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager
  • Apr 16 Bob Montgomery, last Major League Baseball player to bat without a helmet (1979), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Apr 18 Irvine Shillingford, West Indian cricketer (cousin of Grayson, 4 Tests for WI), born in Dublanc, Dominica
  • Apr 21 Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
  • Apr 29 Jim Hart, NFL quarterback (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evanston, Illinois

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 17 J T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies
  • Apr 25 Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1859)
  • Apr 26 Violette Morris, French athlete (b. 1893)