April 1965 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 9 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 11 29th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271

  • Apr 12 1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome (Phillies beat Astros 2-0)
  • Apr 15 NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold
  • Apr 19 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
  • Apr 24 NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
  • Apr 25 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 John "Jumbo" Elliott, NFL tackle (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • Apr 1 Mark Jackson, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers) and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 4 Tony Burse, American football running back (Edmonton Eskimos), born in LaFayette, Georgia
  • Apr 5 Cris Carpenter, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers), born in St. Augustine, Florida
  • Apr 6 Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • Apr 6 Rica Reinisch, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Apr 6 Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 6 Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
  • Apr 7 Alexander Mronz, tennis star, born in Cologne, Germany
  • Apr 7 Kaushik Amalean, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1986-88)
  • Apr 9 Hal Morris, Fort Rucker Alabama, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Apr 9 Helen Alfredsson, Goteborg Sweden, LPGA golfer (1993 Dinah Shore)
  • Apr 9 Paolo Cane, Itaty, tennis star
  • Apr 12 Elaine Zayak, American figure skater (Olympic 6th 1984), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • Apr 13 Quinn Early, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills)
  • Apr 14 Craig McDermott, cricket pace bowler (tireless Austr since 1984)
  • Apr 14 Stan Humphries, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • Apr 15 Anthony Miller, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 15 Kevin Stevens, American NHL left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup 1991, 92), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Apr 15 Mark Dennis, NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Apr 15 Michele Redman, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank-3rd), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • Apr 16 Caren Kemner, Quincy IL, volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Apr 20 Jim Terrell, American sprint canoer (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 21 Ed Belfour, Carman, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Apr 21 Gary Grant, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • Apr 22 Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 23 Donna Weinbrecht, skier (Olympic-gold)
  • Apr 24 Mike Blowers, MLB infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in W├╝rzburg, Germany
  • Apr 25 Denis Perez, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • Apr 25 Mark Bryant, NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets)
  • Apr 27 Courtenay Becker-Dey, American Europe class sailor (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Apr 29 Reggie Miller, NBA player (Indiana Pacers)
  • Apr 30 Daniela Costian, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 8 Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • Apr 10 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (Casner Motor Racing Division team), dies at 36