April 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 6 Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
  • Apr 7 21st Masters Golf Tournament: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
  • Apr 13 11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 14 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
  • Apr 16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 20 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05
  • Apr 21 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • Apr 22 All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies
  • Apr 24 Chicago Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
  • Apr 28 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 David Gower, cricketer (elegant England left-handed batsman 1978-92)
  • Apr 1 Donald William Hammond, Frederick MD, PGA golfer (1986 Bob Hope)
  • Apr 3 Charles Jones, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • Apr 4 Paul Downton, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 80's)
  • Apr 4 Kelso, American racehorse (d. 1983)
  • Apr 8 Fred Smerlas, American football player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 9 Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88), born in Pedrena, Spain (d. 2011)

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Apr 11 Everton Mattis, cricketer (WI batsman early 80's)
  • Apr 13 Dallas Moir, Scottish cricketer
  • Apr 15 Evelyn Ashford, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Apr 20 Graeme Fowler, cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s)
  • Apr 21 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Apr 23 Kathleen Lynch, Motueka NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 8 Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies