April 1967 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 2 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 5 '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Apr 8 121st Grand National: John Buckingham aboard Foinavon wins
  • Apr 9 31st Masters Golf Tournament: Gay Brewer Jr wins, shooting a 280
  • Apr 14 Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
  • Apr 19 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand 1st man in 2:15:45 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:27:17
  • Apr 20 NY Met Tom Seaver's 1st victory, beats Cubs, 6-1
  • Apr 21 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Apr 24 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 30 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Apr 30 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game
  • Apr 30 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 3 Brent Gilchrist, Moose Jaw, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • Apr 3 Pervis Ellison, NBA forward/center (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 4 Juliana "Juli" Furtado, American cyclist (Olympics-10th-96), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 6 Derrick Fenner, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 7 Steve Wisniewski, NFL guard (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 8 Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin, cricketer (WI like his namesake)
  • Apr 9 Graeme Lloyd, Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Apr 10 Donald Dufresne, Rimouski, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Apr 10 Kay Whitmore, Sudbury, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • Apr 11 Lachlan Dreher, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Oly-silv-92, 96)
  • Apr 11 Mark Seay, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 11 Wendel Suckow, Marquette Mich, luger (Olympics-1994)
  • Apr 12 Bobby Abrams, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Apr 12 Donna Andrews, LPGA golfer (1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Apr 12 Kirk Everist, water polo driver (Olympics-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 13 Dana Barros, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 14 Jeff Finley, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Apr 14 Steve Chiasson, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • Apr 14 Nicola Berti, Italian International footballer
  • Apr 14 Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 15 Dara Torres, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic gold 84), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Apr 15 Lance Zeno, NFL/WLAF corner (Rams, Scottish Claymores)
  • Apr 15 Suzy Green, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon-26th), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 16 Charles Evans, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Apr 17 Aaron Wallace, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 17 Marquis Grisom, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, Cleve Indians), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 17 Marquis Grissom, American baseball player
  • Apr 18 Kenneth Gant, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Apr 18 Marcel Valk, soccer player (RKC, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Apr 20 Miroslav Stefanovic, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Apr 20 Townsend Saunders, White Sands NM, freestyle wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96)
  • Apr 22 Bart Bowen, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Apr 22 Harvey Williams, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 22 Mike Buck, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 23 Rheal Cormier, New Brunswick, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Apr 24 Dino Radja, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 24 Leslie M Marx, Ft Belvoir Va, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 24 Pam[ela] Bustin, Somerset Mass, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 24 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • Apr 26 Klaus Merk, Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
  • Apr 27 Bridgette Gordon, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs, Olympic gold 88)
  • Apr 27 Jason Whitlock, American sportswriter
  • Apr 28 Pete Stoyanovich, NFL kicker (Miami Dolphins, KC Chiefs)
  • Apr 29 Curtis Joseph, Keswick Ont, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Edmonton Oilers)
  • Apr 29 Elizabeth "Betsy" McCagg, Kirkland Wash, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
  • Apr 29 Mary McCagg, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 4 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
  • Apr 18 Karl Miller, German footballer (b. 1913)