April 1958 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 6 22nd Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284

  • Apr 7 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
  • Apr 12 12th NBA Championship: St Louis Hawks beat Bost Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 15 1st baseball game in California, SF Giants beat LA Dodgers, 8-0
  • Apr 19 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54
  • Apr 20 Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 24 Lee Walls hits 3 HRs, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 30 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Anton Innauer, Austrian 70m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Apr 4 Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy), born in Berbice, Guyana
  • Apr 4 John Wesley Jones, American sprinter, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1976), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Apr 5 Johan Kriek, South African-American, tennis player (US Indoor 1982), born in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Apr 9 Tony Sibson, English boxer, born in Leicester
  • Apr 10 Ken Griffy Sr., American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yanks), born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 10 Bob Bell, British engineer and Chief Technical Officer of the Renault Formula One team, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 11 Sally Clark, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympic silver 1996), born in Feilding, New Zealand
  • Apr 14 Michael Patrick Hulbert, Elmira NY, PGA golfer (1989 BC Open)
  • Apr 15 John Bracewell, NZ cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's)
  • Apr 16 Philip Bainbridge, British cricketeer
  • Apr 18 Bernadette Robi, model/ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann
  • Apr 18 Malcolm Marshall, cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker)
  • Apr 20 Viacheslav Fetisov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Detroit), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Apr 21 Kyle Stevens, LPGA golfer
  • Apr 22 Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
  • Apr 24 Fernando Luna, Spanish tennis star, born in Ciudad Real, Spain

Person of interestChrista Johnson

Apr 25 Christa Johnson, American LPGA golfer (1990 Atlantic City Classic), born in Arcata, California

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Apr 26 Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
  • Apr 28 Hal Sutton, American golfer (PGA Championship 1983), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Apr 29 Gary Cohen, American baseball broadcaster

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 26 Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies