April 1995 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • Apr 2 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: U of Ct Huskies beats TN 70-64

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Apr 2 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

  • Apr 2 Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
  • Apr 2 Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26

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Apr 2 Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Apr 3 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78
  • Apr 7 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 8 Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Apr 8 148th Grand National: Jason Titley aboard Royal Athlete wins
  • Apr 9 59th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274
  • Apr 14 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah
  • Apr 14 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Pinewild Women's Golf Championship

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Apr 16 56th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 17 99th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:22 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:25:11

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Apr 18 Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Apr 21 Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, NY Knicks win 98-92

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 22 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Apr 22 NFL Draft: Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Apr 23 Laura Davis wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship

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Apr 24 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Apr 26 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
  • Apr 29 KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat
  • Apr 30 Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship

Weddings in Sport

  • Apr 22 "Extra" TV co-host Arthel Neville (32) weds Carolina Panther running back Derrick Lassic (25) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 1 Johnny Nichols, English football player, dies at 63
  • Apr 2 Harvey Penick, premier golf instructor/author, dies at 90
  • Apr 3 Harvey Pennick, golfer/teacher, dies at 89
  • Apr 8 Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
  • Apr 17 A R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies
  • Apr 20 R E S Wyatt, cricketer (England capt 16 times), dies
  • Apr 21 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • Apr 21 Stafford Heginbotham, British toymaker (Tebro Toys) and Football Club Chairman, dies at 61
  • Apr 23 Howard Cosell, sportscaster (Monday Night Football), dies at 77
  • Apr 23 John Stennis, (Sen-D-MS), dies at 93
  • Apr 28 Peaches Roy Davis, baseball pitcher, dies at 89