On This Day

April 14, 1968 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 1st NBA game at Madison Sq Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers
  • 32nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bob Goalby shoots a final round 66 (-6) to win his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of Roberto De Vicenzo who has his card famously marked incorrectly

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jesse Levis, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Sport

  • Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)