On This Day

April 9, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport


Sport awardUS Masters Golf

36th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Nicklaus leads wire-to-wire to win the 4th of his 6 Masters titles, 3 strokes ahead of Bruce Crampton, Tom Weiskopf and Bobby Mitchell

  • Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brian DeMarco, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Berea, Ohio
  • Craig Jones, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Queanbeyan, Australia
  • Jeffrey van As, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Karen Clark, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta