April 1979 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • Apr 7 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0

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Apr 7 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers

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  • Apr 8 8th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
  • Apr 10 J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome
  • Apr 15 43rd Masters Golf Tournament: Fuzzy Zoeller wins, shooting a 280
  • Apr 16 83rd Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:09:27 and Joan Benoit of United States 1st woman in 2:35:15
  • Apr 19 Following a 6-3 loss to the Orioles, Yanks Goose Gossage & Cliff
  • Apr 22 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf Tournament
  • Apr 29 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 4 Charles Butler, Salt Lake City Utah, dance skater (& Joseph-1997 Natl)
  • Apr 4 Rebecca Stoyel, South Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 4 Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Apr 5 Timo Hildebrand, German footballer
  • Apr 7 Adrián Beltré, Dominican baseball player
  • Apr 8 Jeremy Guthrie, American baseball player
  • Apr 10 Peter Kopteff, Finnish footballer
  • Apr 11 Malcolm Christie, English footballer
  • Apr 11 Michel Riesen, Swiss ice hockey player
  • Apr 12 Mateja Kežman, Serbian footballer
  • Apr 12 Elena Grosheva, Olympic gymnast
  • Apr 12 Jordan De Jong, American baseball player
  • Apr 13 Baron Davis, American basketball player
  • Apr 13 Meghann Shaughnessy, American tennis player
  • Apr 14 Noé Pamarot, French footballer
  • Apr 16 Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver
  • Apr 16 Sixto Peralta, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 18 Michael Bradley, American basketball player
  • Apr 18 Anthony Davidson, British Formula One driver
  • Apr 18 Matthew Upson, English footballer
  • Apr 19 Challen Sievers, Downers Grove Ill, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 22 Zoltan Gera, Hungarian footballer
  • Apr 27 Natasha Chokljat, Australian netballer
  • Apr 29 Ryan Sharp, Scottish racing driver
  • Apr 29 Lee Dong-Gook, Korean footballer
  • Apr 30 Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 2 Carroll D Rosenbloom, LA Rams president, dies at 72
  • Apr 2 Ivan Barrow, cricketer (11 Tests for West Indies 1930-39), dies
  • Apr 6 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61