On This Day

April 12, 1954 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

18th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Sam Snead wins his 3rd and final Masters by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff with Ben Hogan

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 8th NBA Championship: Min Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 3

Birthdays in Sport

  • Marvin Johnson, American boxer (WBC Light heavyweight title 1978; WBA Light heavyweight title 1979-80, 86-87), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Deaths in Sport

  • Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89
1954 in Sport