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 Balt Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 3 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Oklahoma City Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 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 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 17 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 23 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Danny Joe Pohl, Mt Pleasant MI, PGA golfer (1986 Colonial)
  • Apr 10 Cary Middlecoff, golfer (Masters)
  • 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 25 Buster Mottram, English tennis player, born in Kingston upon Thames
  • Apr 25 Joanne Abbott, sailor (Olympics-96), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Apr 25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 26 Mike Scott, American baseball player

Deaths in Sport

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