April 1951 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 7 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Apr 7 105th Grand National: John Bullock aboard Nickel Coin wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Apr 19 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
  • Apr 21 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 21 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Ayako Okamoto, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Apr 6 Bert Blyleven, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (2-time WS champion Twins 1979, 87), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • Apr 13 Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austrian figure skater considered to be one of the best compulsory figure skaters ever (Olympic gold 1972), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 13 Joachim Streich, East German footballer
  • Apr 18 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
  • Apr 29 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
  • Apr 30 Danuta Rosani, Polish discus thrower (Olympic 1976) disqualified for drugs

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 27 Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies