On This Day

April 1, 1996 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse, 76-67; Wildcats' 6th national championship
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
  • Veteran American MLB umpire John McSheery dies of heart attack while umpiring on Opening Day at the Cincinnati Reds' Riverfront Stadium; he was 51

Deaths in Sport

  • John McSheery, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; MLB All Star Game 1975, 82, 91), dies from cardiac arrest while umpiring on Opening Day at 51