April 1948 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Apr 11 12th Masters Golf Tournament: Claude Harmon wins, shooting a 279
  • Apr 14 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • Apr 19 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02
  • Apr 21 2nd NBA Championship: Balt Bullets beat Philadelphia Warriors, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 29 Don Bradman scores 107 Aust v Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 J. J. [John James] Williams, Welsh rugby player, born in Nantyffyllon, Wales
  • Apr 2 Marlene Floyd, LPGA golfer, born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Apr 3 Mary Gordon-Watson, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972), born in Blandford, Dorset
  • Apr 12 Raphick Jumadeen, West Indian cricketer (WI slow left-armer of the 70's), born in Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago

Person of interestNate Archibald

Apr 18 "Tiny" Nate Archibald, NBA guard (Cincinnati), born in NYC, New York

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • Apr 19 Rick Miller, American baseball player
  • Apr 24 Eddie James Hart, American 4x100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Martinez, California
  • Apr 25 Mike Selvey, English cricketer (England pace bowler of late 70's), born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 17 Percy Sherwell, cricketer (South African captain in 13 Tests 1905-11), dies