April 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 9 14th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 283
  • Apr 18 Sam Jethroe is 1st African American to play for Boston Braves
  • Apr 18 Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
  • Apr 19 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39
  • Apr 20 Balt's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League
  • Apr 23 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
  • Apr 23 4th NBA Championship: Min Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 23 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 25 Chuck Cooper becomes 1st African American to play in NBA
  • Apr 26 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
  • Apr 26 U of Miami ends William & Mary straight tennis match victories at 82
  • Apr 30 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 8 Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
  • Apr 9 Ehtesham-ud-din, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 5 Tests 1980-82)
  • Apr 10 Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
  • Apr 12 Tom Werner, owner (SD Padres)/producer (Roseanne, Cosby Show)
  • Apr 17 Bruce McNall, American former NHL team owner
  • Apr 19 Jeff Hammond, cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 WI tour)
  • Apr 19 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brussel '74)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 14 Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda