On This Day

April 1945 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 Sons of Elburger Soccer team forms in Elburg
  • Apr 8 1945 NFL Draft: Charley Trippi from University of Georgia first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • Apr 9 NFL requires players to wear long stockings
  • Apr 10 NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge
  • Apr 16 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley in 2:30:40.2; his second event victory
  • Apr 18 1 armed outfielder, St Louis Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
  • Apr 20 Cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride
  • Apr 22 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 2-1 for a 4-3 series win; Leafs lead series 3-0 but Wings recover to 3-3 to force a decider
  • Apr 24 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Don Sutton, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Clio, Alabama
  • Apr 4 Bryan Andrews, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Apr 5 Tommy Smith, English footballer (Liverpool), born in Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Apr 10 Vera Misevich, Ukrainian equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1980), born in Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • Apr 13 Ed Caruthers Jr, American high jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Apr 13 Bob Kalsu, American football player, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1970)
  • Apr 14 Uwe Beyer, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Apr 26 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 28 Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 30 MLB catcher Roy Campanella (23) weds Ruthe Willis

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella