April 1963 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 NY Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 7 27th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • Apr 7 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
  • Apr 8 Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 18 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 19 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58
  • Apr 24 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 29 Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta: Marilynn Smith beats Mickey Wright by 1 shot in 18-hole playoff

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Dermot Reeve, English cricketer and unorthodox all-rounder, born in Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Apr 2 Mike Gascoyne, British Formula One engineer and designer, born in Norwich, England
  • Apr 3 Chris Bosio, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Carmichael, California
  • Apr 3 Zakir Khan, Pakistani cricketer (two Tests for Pakistan 1986-89), born in Bannu, Pakistan
  • Apr 4 Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 4 Jack Del Rio, American football player, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Castro Valley, California
  • Apr 6 Lorenzo Lynch, NFL safety (Az Cardinals, Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 8 Alec Stewart, cricketer (son of Micky/opening bat Occasional WK)
  • Apr 8 Terry Porter, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Apr 10 Claire Smith, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Apr 10 Kirk Lowdermilk, American football NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Apr 10 Marvin Freeman, American baseball pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 10 Mike Devereaux, American baseball outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • Apr 11 Elizabeth Smylie, tennis star (1987 Oklahoma City), born in Perth, Australia
  • Apr 11 Billy Bowden, New Zealand cricket umpire, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Person of interestGarry Kasparov

Apr 13 Gary Kasparov, Russian chess player (world champion 1985-93), born in Baku, Azerbaijan

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • Apr 13 Jan Willem van Ede, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV)
  • Apr 13 Mark Leiter, Joliet IL, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Apr 14 Cynthia Cooper, WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympic gold 1988)

Person of interestMeg Mallon

Apr 14 Meg Mallon, American golfer (4 LPGA major titles), born in Natick, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Apr 15 Manoj Prabhakar, cricketer (Indian opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • Apr 15 Teresa Wentzel DeWitt, Ft Bragg NC, double trap (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 16 Garry Galley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 16 Hu Na, China, tennis star
  • Apr 16 Salim Malik, cricketer (memorable Pakistani & Essex batsman)
  • Apr 18 Phil Simmons, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman)
  • Apr 20 Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazilian racing driver, born in Joinville, Brazil
  • Apr 21 Ken Caminiti, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Hanford, California
  • Apr 23 Benoit Doucet, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 26 Bill Wennington, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • Apr 26 Thomas Searle, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

Person of interestMike Babcock

Apr 29 Mike Babcock, Canadian NHL Coach (Anaheim, Detroit, Team Canada), born in Manitouwadge, Ontario

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Apr 30 Steve Smith, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 4 Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
  • Apr 8 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies