April 1973 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic
  • Apr 5 NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 6 Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Apr 7 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
  • Apr 9 37th Masters Golf Tournament: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 15 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Apr 17 77th Boston Marathon: Jon Anderson of United States 1st man in 2:16:03 and Jacqueline Hansen of United States 1st woman in 3:05:59
  • Apr 27 KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • Apr 29 Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • Apr 30 Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Ferdy Vierklau, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Apr 1 Stephen Fleming, cricketer (NZ left-handed Test batsman 1994-)
  • Apr 3 Greg DeLong, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Apr 3 Jim Campbell, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Apr 3 Kelly Lochbaum, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Apr 4 Damon Allen, figure skater (1997 Midwestern champ), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Apr 4 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax)
  • Apr 4 Ryan Coughlin, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Apr 4 Tiffany Woosley, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
  • Apr 4 Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer
  • Apr 4 Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete
  • Apr 5 Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • Apr 5 Emile Palmer, WLAF DT (London Monarchs)
  • Apr 5 Estefania Knuth, LPGA golfer (1992 French Intl), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Apr 5 Spencer Folau, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Balt Ravens, Rhein Fire)
  • Apr 5 Tony Banks, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • Apr 5 Yutaka Kawaguchi, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Apr 6 Donnie Edwards, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Apr 6 Randall Godfrey, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 6 Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
  • Apr 7 Brett Tomko, American baseball player
  • Apr 8 Alex Gonzalez, American infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 8 Joel Davis, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Apr 8 Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, 50m/100m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Apr 8 Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer
  • Apr 10 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 11 Blake Brockermeyer, NFL tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Apr 11 Reggie Tongue, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
  • Apr 12 Antonio Osuna, Sinaloa Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Apr 13 Aaron Hayden, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Apr 13 Dave Wohlabaugh, corner (New England Patriots)
  • Apr 14 Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 15 Jeremy Burkett, NFL/WLAF tight end (NY Giants, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Apr 17 Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 17 Gene Makowsky, CFL offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Apr 17 Jeff Lewis, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Apr 17 Kenneth Carlsen, Danish tennis star
  • Apr 17 Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 17 Theo Ratliff, NBA forward/center (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Apr 17 Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • Apr 18 Derrick Brooks, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Apr 18 Haile Gebrselassie, Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Apr 18 James "Jamie" Koven, rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Apr 20 Itula Mili, tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Apr 20 Lamond Murray, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • Apr 20 Todd Hollandsworth, outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Apr 21 Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
  • Apr 22 Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 22 Scott Fields, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 22 Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
  • Apr 22 Adem Poric, Australian former footballer
  • Apr 23 Derek Armstrong, NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Apr 23 Patrick Poulin, Vanier, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Apr 24 Eric Snow, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Apr 24 Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • Apr 24 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 24 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian captain at 23, highest run scorer in international cricket), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Apr 24 Ville Peltonen, hockey forward (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Apr 25 Alek Stojanov, Windsor, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • Apr 25 Barbara Rittner, Krefeld German FR, tennis star (1992 Schenectady)
  • Apr 25 Paige Gordon, North diver (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Apr 25 Wes Martin, golfer (1990 Alberta Jr Masters-2nd), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Apr 26 Mark Davis, NBA guard/forward (Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Apr 26 Chris Perry, English footballer
  • Apr 28 Earl Holmes, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Apr 28 Marc[us] Blake Schneider, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Apr 28 Melvin Hayes, NFL tackle (NY Jets, Tennessee Oilers)
  • Apr 28 Serge Zwikker, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • Apr 28 Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 1 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies
  • Apr 27 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Apr 28 Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)