On This Day

April 1999 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 4 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Graham Marsh of Australia wins his second Champions Tour major by 3 strokes from Larry Nelson
  • Apr 10 152nd Grand National: Irish 10/1 shot Bobbyjo, ridden by jockey Paul Carberry wins by 10 lengths from Blue Charm

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 11 63rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: José María Olazábal of Spain wins his second Masters title, 2 strokes ahead of Davis Love III and 3 from of Greg Norman

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • Apr 11 Neil Jenkins converts a Scott Gibbs try to give Wales a famous, 32-31 win over England at Wembley Stadium; allows Scotland to win final Five Nations Rugby Championship; reverts to 6 teams in 2000
  • Apr 17 NFL Draft: University of Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch first pick by Cleveland Browns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Apr 19 103rd Boston Marathon: Joseph Chebet of Kenya takes men's title in 2:09:52; 3-peat for Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia in women's race in 2:23:25

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 4 Early Wynn, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9-time All Star), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Apr 13 Ortvin Sarapu, New Zealand chess player (b. 1924)
  • Apr 25 Lord Killanin, Irish 6th International Olympic Committee President (1972-80), dies at 84
  • Apr 28 Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)