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
  • Apr 23 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Ayako Okamoto, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Apr 6 Bert Blyleven, Dutch-born baseball player
  • 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