April 1984 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 3rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: USC beats Tennessee 72-61
  • Apr 2 46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

  • Apr 7 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
  • Apr 8 13th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • Apr 10 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Apr 13 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get 4,000 hits in a career

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 15 48th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 277
  • Apr 15 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Apr 16 88th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:10:34 and Lorraine Moller of New Zealand 1st woman in 2:29:28
  • Apr 16 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits 3 HRs including a grand slam
  • Apr 17 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage
  • Apr 18 Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)
  • Apr 22 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Apr 24 Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • Apr 27 Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings
  • Apr 30 Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 1 Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 3 Maxi López, Argentine footballer (Udinese), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 3 Jonathan Blondel, Belgian footballer (Club Brugge midfielder), born in Ypres, Belgium
  • Apr 4 Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian-Serbian backstroke swimmer, born in Vorkuta, Russia
  • Apr 9 Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player
  • Apr 15 Rodney Carney, NBA athlete
  • Apr 15 Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
  • Apr 23 Alexandra Kosteniuk, Chess Woman World Champion
  • Apr 25 Andre' Woodson, American football quarterback
  • Apr 25 Robert Andino, Baseball player
  • Apr 27 Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Apr 27 Daniel Holdsworth, Australian Rugby League player, born in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
  • Apr 29 Phạm Văn Quyến, Vietnamese footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 11 MLB manager Pete Rose (42) weds second wife Carol J. Woliung

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 4 John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
  • Apr 5 Theo Koomen, Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54
  • Apr 17 Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
  • Apr 27 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63