April 1985 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 47th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75
  • Apr 4 Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal
  • Apr 7 14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller
  • Apr 9 White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
  • Apr 13 "TASS" denounces US boycott of Moscow Olympics
  • Apr 13 Katrin Dörre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 14 49th Masters Golf, Augusta: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 2 from Seve Ballesteros, Curtis Strange & Raymond Flloyd

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Apr 14 Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09)
  • Apr 15 89th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:14:05 and Lisa Larsen Weidenbach of United States 1st woman in 2:34:06
  • Apr 20 Carlos Lopes runs world record marathon (2:07:12)
  • Apr 21 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
  • Apr 23 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 25 For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Apr 28 Alice Miller wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Apr 28 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time
  • Apr 29 Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Apr 30 NFL Draft: Virginia Tech defensive end Bruce Smith first pick by Buffalo Bills

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 4 Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player (Real Madrid), born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Apr 6 Clarke MacArthur, Canadian-born ice hockey player
  • Apr 10 Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Apr 12 Ted Ginn Jr., American football player, born in Ohio
  • Apr 15 John Danks, American baseball player
  • Apr 15 Aaron Laffey, American baseball player
  • Apr 16 Luol Deng, Sudanese-born British basketball player, born in Wau, South Sudan
  • Apr 17 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player
  • Apr 18 Łukasz Fabiański, Polish footballer
  • Apr 18 Karl Reindler, Australian racing driver
  • Apr 19 Valon Behrami, Swiss Footballer
  • Apr 25 Giedo van der Garde, Dutch racing driver
  • Apr 26 John Isner, American Tennis player

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 5 Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
  • Apr 11 Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)