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 awardGolf Major

Apr 14 38th Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Apr 15 78th Boston Marathon: Neil Cusack of Ireland 1st man in 2:13:39 and Miki Gorman of United States 1st woman in 2:47:11
  • Apr 19 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
  • Apr 21 3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
  • 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
  • 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, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Apr 9 Kevin Mathis, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 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, NHL defenseman (Capitals, Olympic silver 1998), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Apr 13 Darren Turner, British Race Driver
  • Apr 14 Mike Allen Lambert, 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, linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 17 Marcel Nijenhuis, soccer player (NEC)
  • Apr 19 Ante Moric, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 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, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Apr 23 Sam Madison, cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • 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 Prochazka, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • Apr 25 Tricia Dunn, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • Apr 25 Twan Russell, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 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 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