On This Day

April 1, 1948 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Fast bowler Hines Johnson has match figures of 10-96 on debut in West Indies 4th cricket Test win v England in Kingston, Jamaica; first fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a single Test for West Indies

Birthdays in Sport

  • J. J. Williams, Welsh rugby winger (30 caps Wales, 7 British & Irish Lions), born in Nantyffyllon, Wales
  • Javier Irureta, Spanish soccer midfielder (6 caps; Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao) and manager (Deportivo La Coruña 1998-2005), born in Irun, Spain
  • Willie Montañez, Puerto Rican baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 1977; Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves), born in Cataño, Puerto Rico