April 1983 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 NY Isle Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Apr 3 12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • Apr 3 2nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: USC beats Louisiana Tech 69-67
  • Apr 4 45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC State beats Houston 54-52
  • Apr 5 NY Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment
  • Apr 9 137th Grand National: Ben de Haan aboard Corbiere wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 10 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 11 47th Masters Golf Tournament: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Apr 13 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
  • Apr 14 NY Islanders tie own record with 2 shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Rangers)
  • Apr 17 Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)
  • Apr 17 Lynn Adams wins LPGA Combanks Orlando Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Apr 17 NY Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs NY Rangers

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Apr 18 87th Boston Marathon: Greg Meyer of United States 1st man in 2:09:00 and Joan Benoit of United States 1st woman in 2:22:43
  • Apr 22 Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
  • Apr 23 David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka
  • Apr 24 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Apr 26 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 1983 NFL Draft: John Elway from University of Stanford first pick by Baltimore Colts

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, Icelandic footballer
  • Apr 1 Sean Taylor, American football player (Washington Redskins), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2007)
  • Apr 2 Felix Borja, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Apr 2 Paul Capdeville, Chilean tennis player
  • Apr 4 Fabian Geiser, Swiss footballer
  • Apr 4 Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 4 Ben Gordon, American professional basketball player
  • Apr 11 Nicky Pastorelli, Dutch racing driver
  • Apr 13 Schalk Burger, South African rugby player
  • Apr 13 Hunter Pence, American baseball player
  • Apr 14 James McFadden, Scottish footballer
  • Apr 14 Nikoloz Tskitishvili, American basketball player
  • Apr 15 Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player
  • Apr 15 Dudu Cearense, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 15 Bronson La'Cassie, Australian professional golfer
  • Apr 16 Cat Osterman, American softball pitcher
  • Apr 16 George Patis, Greek badminton player
  • Apr 17 Stanislav Chistov, Russian hockey player
  • Apr 17 Roberto Jimenez, Peruvian football player
  • Apr 18 Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 18 Fodil Hadjadj, Algerian footballer
  • Apr 19 Alberto Callaspo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 19 Zack Duke, American baseball player
  • Apr 19 Joe Mauer, American baseball player
  • Apr 19 Curtis Thigpen, American baseball player
  • Apr 21 Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
  • Apr 22 Matt Jones, American football player
  • Apr 23 Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player
  • Apr 25 J.P. Howell, American baseball player
  • Apr 26 José María López, Argentine racing driver
  • Apr 28 Roger Johnson, English footballer
  • Apr 29 Jay Cutler, American football player
  • Apr 29 David Lee, American basketball player
  • Apr 30 Tatjana Hüfner, German luger
  • Apr 30 Troy Williamson, American football player

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 12 Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Apr 14 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952), dies at 64
  • Apr 18 Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies
  • Apr 23 Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932), dies at 73
  • Apr 24 Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • Apr 28 Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies
  • Apr 30 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist whose research led to new treatments for divers with the 'bends' through the use of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, dies at 101