April 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 2 In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
  • Apr 3 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • Apr 3 136th Grand National: Mr. Dick Saunders aboard Grittar wins
  • Apr 4 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little
  • Apr 6 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279
  • Apr 8 Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
  • Apr 9 LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • Apr 10 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • Apr 11 46th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284
  • Apr 18 Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Apr 19 86th Boston Marathon: Alberto Salazar of United States 1st man in 2:08:51 and Charlotte Teske of West Germany 1st woman in 2:29:33
  • Apr 19 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
  • Apr 20 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • Apr 21 Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
  • Apr 22 Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
  • Apr 24 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 25 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Apr 26 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • Apr 27 1982 NFL Draft: Kenneth Sims from University of Texas first pick by New England Patriots
  • Apr 30 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Bianca Chatfield, Australian netballer
  • Apr 2 Marco Amelia, Italian World Cup-winning footballer
  • Apr 2 Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player
  • Apr 3 Iain Fyfe, Australian soccer player
  • Apr 3 Jared Allen, American football player
  • Apr 5 Alexandre Prémat, French racing driver
  • Apr 5 Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer
  • Apr 5 Matt Pickens, American soccer player
  • Apr 9 Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer
  • Apr 10 Damián Lanza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Apr 10 Andre Ethier, American baseball player
  • Apr 11 Ian Bell, English cricketer
  • Apr 15 Albert Riera, Spanish footballer
  • Apr 15 Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
  • Apr 16 Boris Diaw, French basketball player
  • Apr 16 Jonathan Vilma, American football player
  • Apr 17 Brad Boyes, Canadian hockey player
  • Apr 18 Scott Hartnell, NHL hockey player
  • Apr 21 Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, American football player
  • Apr 22 Kaká [Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite], Brazilian footballer (Orlando City, Brazil national team), born in Gama, Brazil
  • Apr 25 Monty Panesar, English cricketer
  • Apr 25 Brian Barton, American baseball player
  • Apr 26 Brock Gillespie, American basketball player

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 28 Professional boxer George Foreman (33) weds Andrea Skeete

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Divorces in Sport

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 23 Professional boxer George Foreman (33) divorces Sharon Goodson after 7 months of marriage

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 7 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • Apr 20 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies
  • Apr 26 Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies
  • Apr 28 EW "Nobby" Clark, Engl cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies