April 1949 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 10 13th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • Apr 13 3rd NBA Championship: Minn Lakers beat Wash Capitols, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 16 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games (2nd year in a row)
  • Apr 19 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 19 Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 20 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer
  • Apr 3 Lyle Alzado, NFLer (LA Raiders)/actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire)
  • Apr 8 Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
  • Apr 13 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver
  • Apr 17 Heini Hemmi, Swiss giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Apr 18 Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
  • Apr 22 Spencer Haywood, Silver City Ms, NBAer (Olympic gold 1968, Knicks)
  • Apr 25 Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 26 Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
  • Apr 26 Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • Apr 27 Yoshiaki Fujiwara, wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF)
  • Apr 29 Eddie Hart, American 100m runner (Olympic-1972)
  • Apr 30 Phil Garner, baseball manager

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 6 Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC President during WWII), dies
  • Apr 19 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)