On This Day

April 19, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 75th Boston Marathon: Álvaro Mejía of Colombia wins in 2:18:45; American Sara Mae Berman 1st woman for 3rd straight year in 3:08:30 (unsanctioned)
  • After smashing 124 in the 1st innings, Indian cricket opener Sunil Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd innings in the drawn 5th Test against the West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad

Deaths in Sport

  • Russ Hodges, American sportscaster (NY Mets, SF Giants; Wednesday Night Fights), dies at 60