On This Day in Sport for April 10

Events in Sport

  • 1874 14th British Golf Open: Mungo Park shoots a 159 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1887 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
  • 1896 Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1913 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1913 Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1916 1st professional golf tournament held
  • 1916 The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City.
  • 1924 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
  • 1934 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1
  • 1945 NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947 Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler suspends Leo Durocher, first day of the season

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Sport awardGolf Major

1949 13th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1953 7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • 1954 108th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Royal Tan wins
  • 1955 19th Masters Golf Tournament: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279
  • 1955 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • 1956 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Major

1960 24th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sport awardGolf Major

1961 25th Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1961 New Washington Senators loses 1st regular-season game 4-3 to White Sox
  • 1962 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
  • 1962 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1971 1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
  • 1971 US table tennis team arrives in People's Republic of China
  • 1975 Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
  • 1976 Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
  • 1976 Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title

Sport awardGolf Major

1977 41st Masters Golf Tournament: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1977 Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite
  • 1977 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
  • 1978 Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced
  • 1979 J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome
  • 1982 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1983 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1984 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1988 52nd Masters Golf Tournament: Sandy Lyle wins, shooting a 281
  • 1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic
  • 1988 Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
  • 1990 Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1991 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1991 Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)
  • 1992 NHL strike ends after 10 days
  • 1993 Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses
  • 1993 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • 1994 58th Masters Golf Tournament: Jose M Olazabal wins, shooting a 279
  • 1999 152nd Grand National: Paul Carberry aboard Bobbyjo wins

Sport awardGolf Major

2005 69th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 276

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2005 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats India by 98 runs
  • 2010 163rd Grand National: Tony McCoy aboard Don't Push It wins
  • 2011 75th Masters Golf Tournament: Charl Schwartzel wins, shooting a 274
  • 2016 80th Masters Golf Tournament: England's Danny Willett wins, shooting a five-under 283

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1897 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, born in Shiner, Texas (d. 1927)
  • 1907 Pete Desjardins, American platform and springboard diver (Olympic gold 1928), born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1985)
  • 1912 Clarke Hinkle, American NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers), born in Toronto, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Foffie Williams, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48), born in Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's), born in Exton, Tasmania (d. 1982)
  • 1921 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1923 John Watkins, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa
  • 1930 Shujauddin Butt, Pakistani cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Mae Faggs Starr, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mays Landing, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player (New York Rangers), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)

Person of interestJohn Madden

1936 John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1937 Stan Mellor, British racehorse trainer and jockey
  • 1938 Don Meredith, NFL quarterback (Cowboys)/Mon Night Football, born in Mount Vernon, Texas
  • 1939 Alan Rothenberg, American lawyer and sports executive, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942 Ian Callaghan, English footballer, born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England
  • 1945 Vera Misevich, Ukrainian equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1980), born in Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • 1950 Ken Griffey, Sr., American professional baseball player, born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 David Moorcroft, English long distance runner, born in Coventry, England
  • 1958 Ken Griffy Sr., American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yanks), born in Donora, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Cathy Turner, American short track skater (Olympic gold 1994, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1962 Jukka Tammi, Finnish hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1962 Steve Tasker, American wide receiver (Buffalo Bills) and broadcaster (CBS Sports), born in Smith Center, Kansas
  • 1963 Claire Smith, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1963 Kirk Lowdermilk, American football NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1963 Marvin Freeman, American baseball pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Mike Devereaux, American baseball outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • 1964 Manon Bollegraf, Dutch tennis star (semi 1996 Aust doubles), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • 1966 Neil Smith, American football defensive end (KC Chiefs, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967 Donald Dufresne, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1967 Kay Whitmore Jr., Canadian ice hockey goaltender (NY Rangers), born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • 1969 Dennis Vial, Canadian NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
  • 1969 Wayne Lammle, WLAF kicker/punter (Scotland Claymores), born in Vancouver
  • 1969 Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter, born in Karditsa, Greece
  • 1970 Enrico Ciccone, Canadian NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970 J. J. McCleskey, American NFL safety (New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1970 Sean Gilbert, American NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Wesley "Wes" Barnett, American Olympic weightlifter (Pan Am-silver-1987), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1971 Karl Williams, American football wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Albion, Michigan
  • 1971 Mihai Bagiu, American gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Timisoara Romania
  • 1971 Nana Miyagi, tennis star (1995 final Surabaya doubles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972 Maurice Harrell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Richard Wearne, Australian rower (Olympics 1996) and photographer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1972 Sue Merz, American ice hockey defenseman (Olympics 1998), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1973 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer, born in Garça, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1974 Petros Passalis, Greek footballer (Olympiakos), born in Giannitsa, Greece
  • 1975 Eric Den Besten, American rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Steve Washburn, Canadian NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1976 Sara Renner, Canadian cross-country skier, born in Golden, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1978 Jessica Davis, American rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 27th-96), born in Greenbrae, California
  • 1979 Peter Kopteff, Finnish footballer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1980 Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player, born in North York, Ontario, Canada
  • 1980 Kasey Kahne, American race-car driver, born in Enumclaw, Washington
  • 1981 Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Murmansk, Russia
  • 1982 Damián Lanza, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Cuenca, Ecuador
  • 1982 Andre Ethier, American baseball player, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1985 Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 1986 Olivia Borlée, Belgian 200m sprinter, born in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
  • 1986 Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer (Manchester City, Belgium National Team), born in Uccle, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1990 Lulinha [Luiz Marcelo Morais dos Reis], Brazilian footballer, born in Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1938 NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh

HeartWedding of Interest

1960 NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West

Deaths in Sport

  • 1927 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), dies at 68
  • 1954 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1888)
  • 1956 Clarence Beaumont, 1st batter in 1st World Series, dies at 75
  • 1965 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
  • 1988 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • 2005 Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
  • 2011 Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2011 Homer Smith, American football coach (b. 1931)

Person of interestRichie Benaud

2015 Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer (leg spinner) and commentator, dies at 84

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud