April 1993 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 4 12th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas Tech beats OH State 84-82
  • Apr 4 5th Seniors Golf Tradition: Tom Shaw
  • Apr 4 Trish Johnson wins Las Vegas LPGA at Canyon Gate Golf Tournament
  • Apr 5 55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Michigan 77-71
  • Apr 5 Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to NY Mets 3-0
  • Apr 5 Florida Marlins 1st game - beat LA Dodgers 6-3
  • Apr 6 Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers)
  • Apr 9 Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos
  • Apr 10 Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses
  • Apr 10 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 11 57th Masters Golf Tournament: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 277

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Apr 11 Jeff Rouse swims world record 100m backstroke (51.43 sec)
  • Apr 18 54th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Tom Wargo
  • Apr 18 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship
  • Apr 19 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:33 and Olga Markova of Russia 1st woman in 2:25:27
  • Apr 22 Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox
  • Apr 25 1993 NFL Draft: Drew Bledsoe from Washington State first pick by New England Patriots
  • Apr 28 Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 NY Islanders beat Wash Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 3 Dakoda Dowd, American golfer
  • Apr 16 Mirai Nagasu, American figure skater, born in Montebello, California

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 22 Tennis star Bjorn Borg divorces Loredana Berte

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 1 Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, dies in plane crash at 38
  • Apr 1 Wayne Mack, sportscaster/actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 2 Klaas Schenk, Dutch speed skater, coach and father of Ard, dies at 86
  • Apr 7 S C (Billy) Griffith, cricketer (England 1948-49, MCC sect), dies
  • Apr 15 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Test for Aust 1933, avg 154), dies at 87
  • Apr 21 Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82
  • Apr 22 Mark Koenig, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • Apr 28 Jim Valvano, basketball coach (NC State), dies of cancer at 47
  • Apr 30 David Waymer, NFLer (Saints, 49'ers, Raiders), dies at 34
  • Apr 30 Eric Rowan, cricketer (26 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Apr 30 Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)