April 1955 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 2 Pancho Gonzales retains tennis title by winning a tournament playing under table tennis rules
  • Apr 3 Baltimore Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)
  • Apr 10 19th Masters Golf Tournament: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279
  • Apr 10 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 11 Gary Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted
  • Apr 12 1st game in KC, KC A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2
  • Apr 14 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3, 2nd year in a row
  • Apr 19 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22
  • Apr 21 Brooklyn Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season
  • Apr 22 KC Athletic's 1st game, beat Tigers 6-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Danny Joe Pohl, Mt Pleasant MI, PGA golfer (1986 Colonial)
  • Apr 13 Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer
  • Apr 15 Barbara Barrow, LPGA golfer
  • Apr 15 Enith Salle Brigitha, Neth, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • Apr 16 Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager
  • Apr 18 Anne-Marie Palli, Ciboure France, LPGA golfer (1992 ShopRite)
  • Apr 23 Tony Miles, chess player
  • Apr 25 Buster Mottram, English tennis player, born in Kingston upon Thames
  • Apr 25 Joanne Abbott, sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Apr 25 John Nunn, British chess player
  • Apr 25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 26 Mike Scott, American baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 18 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46