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April 1994 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 3 13th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Louisiana Tech, 60-59; Tar Heels first NCAA title on 3-point shot by Charlotte Smith as time expires
  • Apr 3 1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 3 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Ray Floyd wins first of 4 Champions Tour majors with birdie on first playoff hole against Dale Douglass

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 4 56th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Arkansas beats Duke, 76-72; Razorbacks' first title in first title game
  • Apr 4 Cubs Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes, hit 3 HRs in 1993 hits 3 HRs on Opening Day vs Mets starter Dwight "Doc" Gooden at Wrigley Field, Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 LA Dodger Darryl Strawberry begins substance abuse treatment

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Apr 4 Largest Opening Day crowd at Yankee Stadium, 56,706
  • Apr 5 Miami Heat beat NY Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak
  • Apr 7 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • Apr 8 Atlanta Brave Kent Mercker no-hits Dodgers, 6-0
  • Apr 8 Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic
  • Apr 9 147th Grand National: Jockey Richard Dunwoody wins his second GN aboard Irish 16/1 shot Miinnehoma by 1¼ lengths from Just So
  • Apr 10 58th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: José María Olazábal wins the first of 2 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of Tom Lehman; 6th winner from Europe in the past 7 years
  • Apr 14 NJ Devils end best regular season, 47-25-12 record for 106 points
  • Apr 17 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Lee Trevino beats Jim Colbert by 1 stroke for his second title in the event
  • Apr 18 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya wins 2nd straight title in 2:07:15; Uta Pippig of Germany claims women's race in 2:21:45

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Apr 18 Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day for WI vs England to beat Gary Sobers' world record

Cricketer Brian Lara
Cricketer
Brian Lara
  • Apr 19 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 21 Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRs in a games (11 times)

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 Ice skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500

Figure Skater Tonya Harding
Figure Skater
Tonya Harding

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 22 Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • Apr 24 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • Apr 24 NFL Draft: Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Apr 27 7th longest NHL game at 125 min 43 sec: Buffalo Sabres beat New Jersey Devils 1-0 on a goal by Dave Hannan
  • Apr 27 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (52,713 km)
  • Apr 27 Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0

Weddings in Sport

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Soccer great Pele (53) weds psychologist Assiria Seixas Lemos (36)

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 7 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (Minister of Finance), dies at 70
  • Apr 15 John Curry OBE, British figure skater (Olympic gold, World C'ship gold, European C'ship gold 1976), dies from AIDS at 44
  • Apr 30 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, dies in crash at 31