On This Day

April 2015 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 5 ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Brittany Lincicome eagles last hole to force a playoff, then beats Stacy Lewis on 3rd extra hole to win her 2nd major title
  • Apr 6 77th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Wisconsin, 68-63; Blue Devils' point guard Tyus Jones, 23 points
  • Apr 7 34th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame, 63-53; Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis & Moriah Jefferson, 15 points for Huskies
  • Apr 11 168th Grand National: Jockey Leighton Aspell wins his second consecutive GN aboard 25/1 shot Many Clouds; owner Trevor Hemmings' 3rd GN victory

US Masters Golf

Apr 12 79th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jordan Spieth leads wire-to-wire to win his 1st major title by 4 strokes from Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose

Laureus Awards

Apr 15 Laureus World Sports Awards, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai, China: Sportsman: Novak Đoković; Sportswoman: Genzebe Dibaba; Team: German Men's National Football team

  • Apr 17 James Anderson becomes the highest wicket-taking bowler in England's test cricket history
  • Apr 20 119th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia wins men's race in 2:09:17; Caroline Rotich of Kenya women's champion in 2:24:55

Sports History

Apr 26 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win

Sports History

Apr 26 FC Bayern Munich wins the 2014–15 Bundesliga for a 25th time

  • Apr 30 NFL Draft: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Weddings in Sport

Andy Murray

Apr 11 Pro tennis player Andy Murray (28) weds Kim Sears at Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 1 Eddie LeBaron, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1955, 57, 58, 62; Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys), dies at 85
  • Apr 4 Elmer Lach, Canadian NHL ice hockey player, 1940-54, 3X Stanley Cup, Hall of Fame (Montreal Canadiens), dies after suffering a stroke at 97
  • Apr 6 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 85

Richie Benaud

Apr 10 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket all-rounder and captain (62 Tests, 3 x 100s, 248 wickets; NSW CA) and broadcaster (9 Network, BBC), dies from skin cancer at 84

  • Apr 20 Bob St. Clair "The Geek", American football player, dies at 84
  • Apr 27 Gene Fullmer, American boxer (world middleweight champion), dies at 83
  • Apr 29 Calvin Peete, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), dies of lung cancer at 71