April 1971 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 3 125th Grand National: John Cook aboard Specify wins
  • Apr 7 Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by
  • Apr 10 1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
  • Apr 10 US table tennis team arrives in People's Republic of China
  • Apr 11 35th Masters Golf Tournament: Charles Coody wins, shooting a 279

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Apr 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

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  • Apr 19 75th Boston Marathon: Alvaro Mejia of Colombia 1st man in 2:18:45 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:08:30
  • Apr 25 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Apr 30 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee beat Balt Bullets in 4 games

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Daniel Vacek, tennis star, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 1 Ernest Jones, NFL defensive end (Saints, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Apr 1 Shinji Nakano, Japanese race car driver
  • Apr 2 James Ransom, Epee fencer (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 2 Todd Woodbridge, Australian tennis star ('95 doubles Wimbledon), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Apr 3 Anthony McClanahan, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Apr 3 Kevin Farkas, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Apr 3 Peter Schwab, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 3 Picabo Street, skier (Olympic gold 94)
  • Apr 3 Quilvio Veras, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • Apr 4 Allan Houston, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Detroit Pistons)
  • Apr 4 Felipe Lira, Miranda Venezeula, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Apr 4 Jaime Fernandez, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 4 Yanic Perreault, Sherbrooke, NHL center (LA Kings)
  • Apr 5 Bob Kuberski, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Apr 5 Finidi George, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Apr 5 Stuart Peele, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 6 Anthony Redmon, guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 6 Tom Sorensen, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Apr 6 Lou Merloni, American baseball player
  • Apr 7 Mark Thompson, Russellville KY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • Apr 7 Stephen Brimacombe, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 8 Edward Fryatt, English-born professional golfer, born in Rochdale England
  • Apr 8 Marc Peers, tornado sailor (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Apr 9 Anthony Redmon, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 9 Derwin Gray, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 9 James Hundon, wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Apr 9 Wang Yang, youngest Olympic record breaker at age 17 (Oly-1988)
  • Apr 9 Peter Canavan, Gaelic footballer
  • Apr 9 Jacques Villeneuve, French-Canadian race car driver
  • Apr 10 Karl Williams, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Apr 10 Mihai Bagiu, Timisoara Romania, US gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 10 Nana Miyagi, tennis star (1995 final Surabaya doubles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 12 Fernando Meligeni, Argentina, tennis star
  • Apr 12 Kent Manderville, Edmonton, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Apr 12 Tyrone Chatman, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Apr 13 Charles Outlaw, NBA forward (LA Clippers, Orlando Magic)
  • Apr 13 Bo Outlaw, American basketball player
  • Apr 14 Antonio London, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • Apr 14 Gregory Zaun, catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Glendale, California
  • Apr 14 Miguel Calero, Ginebra, Colombian footballer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 15 Craig Whelihan, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • Apr 15 Derek Brown, NFL running back (New Orleans Saints)
  • Apr 15 Guivi Sissaouri, Tbilisi Georgia, Canada freestyle wrestler (Oly-s-96)
  • Apr 15 Jason Sehorn, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants)
  • Apr 15 Rich McKenzie, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns)
  • Apr 15 Tim Tindale, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Apr 16 Natasha Zvereva, Minsk Belarus, tennis ace (finals 1995 Indian Wells)
  • Apr 16 Trey Maples, Wheat Ridge Colo, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Canadian)
  • Apr 17 David Oliver, Sechelt, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Apr 18 Dan Kordic, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Apr 18 Oleg Petrov, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Apr 19 Otis Scott, 400m/800m runner, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Apr 20 Chris Penn, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 20 Grant Smith, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 20 John Senden, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • Apr 20 Terry Smith, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 20 Yonel Jourdain, NFL running back/kick returner (Buffalo Bills)
  • Apr 20 Carla Geurts, Dutch swimmer
  • Apr 21 Samantha Druce, British swimmer, youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • Apr 21 Tom Cavallo, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, SF 49ers)
  • Apr 21 Tony Mcgee, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
  • Apr 22 Milos Holan, Bilovec Cze, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Apr 22 Nicklas Kulti, Swedish tennis star
  • Apr 23 Chuck Adams, Pacific Palisades California, tennis star (1989 USTA Boys)
  • Apr 24 Jeff Brohm, quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Apr 24 Ken Klee, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 24 Kumara Dharmasena, cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner)
  • Apr 25 Andrew Grigg, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Apr 25 Brad Clontz, Stuart VA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • Apr 25 Eric England, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 25 Pam Schaffrath, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 26 Ryan Yarborough, NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets)
  • Apr 27 Craig Keith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 27 James Burton, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears), born in Torrance, California
  • Apr 27 Ricky Sutton, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Apr 28 Meredith McGrath, Midland Mich, tennis star (1996 Essen doubles)
  • Apr 28 Mihai Apostal, Bucharest Romania, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 29 Sterling Hitchcock, pitcher (NY Yanks, Sea Mariners), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Apr 30 B J Tyler, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Apr 30 Matt Martin, Hamden, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs, Oly-US-94)
  • Apr 30 Randy Bierman, WLAF tackle (Scottish Claymores)
  • Apr 30 Ryan Hawblitzel, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Apr 30 Ty Hallock, fullback (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 7 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 74
  • Apr 12 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Apr 13 Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949)
  • Apr 15 Dan Reeves, American football team owner (b. 1912)