On This Day

April 26, 1982 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brock Gillespie, American basketball player (CB Ciudad de Valladolid), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • J. B. Holmes, American golfer (British Open 2016 3rd; 5 PGA Tour titles), born in Campbellsville, Kentucky

Deaths in Sport

  • Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies at 86