April 1952 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 5 106th Grand National: Arthur P. Thompson aboard Teal wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 6 US Masters Golf, Augusta: Sam Snead wins his second green jacket by 4 strokes over Jack Burke, Jr.

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 12 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Apr 15 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games
  • Apr 19 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
  • Apr 25 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 26 Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
  • Apr 28 Patty Berg wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
  • Apr 28 St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 30 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Rey Robinson, American 100m sprinter (Olympic-1972)
  • Apr 2 Dan Halldorson, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 World Cup), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Apr 2 Joseph Kent Massey, soling sailor (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Apr 4 Rosemarie Ackermann, German high jumper (Olympic gold 1976), born in Lohsa, Sachsen, Germany
  • Apr 4 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer, born in Australia (d. 1995)
  • Apr 7 Jane Frederick, US pentathlete (Olympic 7th 1976)
  • Apr 11 Michael Daly, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 BC Winter Tour), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 11 Peter Windsor, English motor racing journalist and reporter, born in Reigate, Surrey, England
  • Apr 12 Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer (3-weight world champion), born in Managua, Nicaragua (d. 2009)
  • Apr 12 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • Apr 12 Reuben Gant, American professional football player (Buffalo Bills), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 13 Jonjo O'Neill, racehorse trainer
  • Apr 14 Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman
  • Apr 15 Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer
  • Apr 16 Peter Westbrook, US fencer (Olympic bronze 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestBill Belichick

Apr 16 Bill Belichick, American football coach (4 Super Bowls with New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • Apr 20 Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach and president of the Olympic Committee of Serbia, born in Otočac, Croatia
  • Apr 23 Terry Moor, tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 25 Vladislav Tretiak, USSR hockey player (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • Apr 27 Ari Vatanen, Finnish rally driver, born in Tuupovaara, Finland

Person of interestGeorge Gervin

Apr 27 George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • Apr 29 Bob McClure, American baseball player