On This Day

April 1974 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 2 Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Apr 5 Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai
  • Apr 8 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 9 San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 14 38th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Gary Player wins the 2nd of his 3 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of Dave Stockton and Tom Weiskopf

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Apr 15 78th Boston Marathon: Neil Cusack of Ireland takes men's race in 2:13:39; American Miki Gorman women's winner in 2:47:11
  • Apr 19 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
  • Apr 24 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
  • Apr 25 NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Hugo Benjamín Ibarra, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 1 Sandra Völker, German swimmer (world record 50m backstroke 28.71 1999), born in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Apr 4 O. J. Santiago, American football tight end (Atlanta Falcons), born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 4 Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, born in Chittenango, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 5 Mike DuHaney, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Apr 5 Rick Terry, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • Apr 6 Robert Kovač, Croatian footballer
  • Apr 7 Anita Maxwell, WNBA forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Apr 9 Ben Bordelon, American football tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in Mathews, Louisiana
  • Apr 10 Petros Passalis, Greek footballer (Olympiakos), born in Giannitsa, Greece
  • Apr 11 Alex Corretja, tennis star (1990 Orange Bowl boys 16), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Apr 11 Sascha van Wissen, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • Apr 11 Ashot Danielyan, Armenian weightlifter, born in Yerevan, Armenia
  • Apr 11 Trot Nixon, American baseball player, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Apr 12 Kabir Khan, Pakistani cricketer, born in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Apr 12 Roman Hamrlik, Czech ice hockey defenseman (Lightning, Olympic gold 1998), born in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 12 Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Apr 13 Sergei Gonchar, Russian NHL defenseman (Capitals, Olympic silver 1998), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Apr 13 Darren Turner, British racing car driver, born in Camberley, Surrey
  • Apr 14 Mike Allen Lambert, American volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Apr 15 Mike Quinn, quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Apr 15 Sergei Krivokrasov, Angarsk Russia, NHL right wing (Blackhawks, Olympic silver 1998)
  • Apr 17 James Hamilton, American football linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 17 Marcel Nijenhuis, Dutch soccer player (NEC), born in Heteren, Netherlands
  • Apr 19 Ante Moric, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 20 Ben Holbrook, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  • Apr 20 Kevin Sullivan, Canadian athlete, 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • Apr 20 Paul Bradford, American football cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in East Palo Alto, California
  • Apr 21 Brice Hunter, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Apr 22 Adam Parfitt, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Apr 23 Joey Kent, American football wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Apr 23 Sam Madison, American football cornerback (Miami Dolphins), born in Thomasville, Georgia
  • Apr 23 Bret Anderson, Canadian football slot back (BC Lions), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 24 Jared Tomich, American football defensive end (New Orleans Saints), born in St. John, Indiana
  • Apr 24 Toine Rorije, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Heerde, Netherlands
  • Apr 25 Brad Hassell, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 25 Libor Procházka, Czech ice hockey defenseman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 25 Tricia Dunn, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Derry, New Hampshire
  • Apr 25 Twan Russell, American football linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Apr 27 Carlos Fortes, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Apr 27 Pete Chryplewicz, tight end (Detroit Lions), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 28 Sergei Stas, NHL defenseman (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Apr 28 Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer
  • Apr 29 Kevin Mathis, American football cornerback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Gainesville, Texas
  • Apr 29 Alana Blahoski, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • Apr 29 Pascal Cygan, French footballer
  • Apr 29 Julian Knowle, Austrian tennis player
  • Apr 30 Cedric Jones, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • Apr 30 Chris Darkins, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 18 John Henry Lewis, American boxer (World Light-Heavyweight champion 1935-38), dies of emphysema and Parkinson's at 59
  • Apr 21 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895)
  • Apr 23 Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader), dies at 86