April 1953 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 5 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • Apr 10 7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 12 17th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Apr 13 1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • Apr 16 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Palm Springs Golf Open
  • Apr 16 Phillie's Connie Ryan gets 6 hits in a game
  • Apr 16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 19 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Apr 20 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51
  • Apr 27 Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek"

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Aftab Baloch, cricketer (Pakistani in 2 Tests, scored 428 for Sind 74)
  • Apr 5 John Buchanan, cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995)
  • Apr 6 Janet Lynn, ice skater (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Apr 7 Everard Endt, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Apr 10 David Moorcroft, British athlete
  • Apr 19 Sara Simeoni, Italian high jumper (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Apr 21 Edward Ray Fiori, PGA golfer (1979 Southern Open), born in Lynwood, California
  • Apr 25 Gary Cosier, cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI)
  • Apr 28 Julie Cole, LPGA golfer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 6 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 15 Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 11 Kid Nichols, American baseball player (b. 1869)