April 1956 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 7 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 8 20th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
  • Apr 10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 15 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • Apr 19 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
  • Apr 19 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14
  • Apr 22 Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
  • Apr 24 AL umpire Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 29 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Farrukh Zaman, lefty cricket spinner (bowled 10 overs Pak v NZ 1976)
  • Apr 4 Tom Herr, American baseball player
  • Apr 6 Dilip Vengsarkar, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1976-92)
  • Apr 6 Mudassar Nazar, cricketer (son of Nazar Mohammad Pakistani bat)
  • Apr 7 Gail Lee Hirata, LPGA golfer
  • Apr 9 Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 13 Michael Nikolay, German DR, gymnist (Olympics)
  • Apr 13 Peter 'Possum' Bourne, New Zealand rally driver (d. 2003)
  • Apr 15 Michael Cooper, NBA star (LA Lakers)
  • Apr 16 Marty Dickerson, golfer (1994 ShopRite Classic-22nd), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Apr 18 David Wayne Edwards, Neosho MO, PGA golfer (1980 Walt Disney)
  • Apr 19 Lori West, LPGA golfer (1994 State Farm-5th), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 19 Sue Barker, English tennis star
  • Apr 21 Rick DeMont, American 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)
  • Apr 23 Peter Teravainen, Plymouth MA USA, Australian golfer
  • Apr 27 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 10 Clarence Beaumont, 1st batter in 1st World Series, dies at 75
  • Apr 19 Lionel K P "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WWII), dies at 47