April 1998 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 4 NFL Europe (Formerly WLAF), kicks off season
  • Apr 4 151st Grand National: Carl Llewellyn aboard Earth Summit wins
  • Apr 12 62nd Masters Golf Tournament: Mark O'Meara wins, shooting a 279

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 1998 NFL Draft: Peyton Manning from University of Tennessee first pick by Indianapolis Colts

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • Apr 20 102nd Boston Marathon: Moses Tanui of Kenya 1st man in 2:07:34 and Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:23:21

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 13 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfer (b. 1960)
  • Apr 22 Kitch Christie, South African rugby coach (b. 1940)
  • Apr 28 Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 29 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)