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 20 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins his 1st game
  • 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 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 3 Brent Gilchrist, Canadian hockey player, NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Apr 3 Pervis Ellison, American basketball player, NBA forward and center (Boston Celtics), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Apr 4 Juliana "Juli" Furtado, American cyclist (Olympics 10th 1996), 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, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Apr 10 Kay Whitmore Jr., Canadian ice hockey goaltender (NY Rangers), born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 11 Lachlan Dreher, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Apr 11 Mark Seay, American football wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 11 Wendel Suckow, American luger (Olympics 1994), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • Apr 12 Bobby Abrams, American football outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 12 Donna Andrews, LPGA golfer (1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Apr 12 Kirk Everist, American water polo driver (Olympics 1996), 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, American Olympic swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Apr 15 Lance Zeno, American former NFL/WLAF corner (Rams, Scottish Claymores), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Suzy Green, American 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, Cleveland 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, Yugoslavian soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Apr 20 Townsend Saunders, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in White Sands, 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, Croatian basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Split, Croatia
  • Apr 24 Leslie M. Marx, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Apr 24 Pamela Bustin, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Somerset, Massachusetts
  • Apr 24 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • Apr 25 Angel Martino, Americus GA, 50m/100m freestyle (Olympic gold/2 br-92, 96)
  • Apr 26 Klaus Merk, Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
  • Apr 27 Bridgette Gordon, American basketball forward (Sacramento Monarchs, Olympic gold 1988), born in DeLand, Florida
  • Apr 27 Jason Whitlock, American sports journalist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 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 (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • Apr 29 Mary McCagg, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington

Deaths in Sport

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