April 1946 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 5 100th Grand National: Capt. Robert Petre aboard Lovely Cottage wins
  • Apr 7 10th Masters Golf Tournament: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282
  • Apr 9 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 13 Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham, Alabama

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Apr 18 Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
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Jackie Robinson
  • Apr 20 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
  • Apr 20 50th Boston Marathon won by Stylianos Kyriakides of Greece in 2:29:27
  • Apr 23 Brooklyn Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • Apr 30 Cleveland Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats NY Yankees, 1-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Richard Collinge, New Zealand cricketer (NZ rec wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Apr 7 Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
  • Apr 8 Jim "Catfish" Hunter, major-league pitcher (A's, Yankees)
  • Apr 9 Alan Knott, great English cricket wicketkeeper (1967-81)
  • Apr 17 Clare Francis, yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water)
  • Apr 20 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1982)
  • Apr 21 S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)
  • Apr 27 John Maclean, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79)
  • Apr 30 Donald Schollander, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-64), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 16 Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)
  • Apr 17 John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies
  • Apr 21 Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for South Africa in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies
  • Apr 25 Albert Knight, cricketer (3 Tests for England on 1903-04 tour), dies
  • Apr 25 Joseph Vine, cricketer (batted in two Tests Eng v Aust 1911-12), dies