On This Day in Sport for April 14

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Events in Sport

  • 1917 Chicago White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0
  • 1921 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators sweep Toronto St Patricks in 2 games
  • 1925 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)
  • 1928 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: In only their 2nd season in the NHL, New York Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 2-1 for a 3-2 series win
  • 1931 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 2-0 for a 3-2 series win; Canadiens' back-to-back Championships
  • 1941 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:30:38; his third victory in the event
  • 1948 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Toronto Maple Leafs go back-to-back with a 7-2 win over Detroit Red Wings for a 4-0 series sweep
  • 1955 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings win back-to-back titles; beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory
  • 1960 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-0 for a 4 game sweep; 5th consecutive title
  • 1962 France retains the Five Nations Rugby Championship with an 11-0 win over Ireland at Stade Colombes, Paris
  • 1967 Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
  • 1968 1st NBA game at Madison Sq Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers
  • 1968 32nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bob Goalby shoots a final round 66 (-6) to win his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of Roberto De Vicenzo who has his card famously marked incorrectly
  • 1969 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)
  • 1973 Ireland edges France, 6-4 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to create a 5-way tie for the Five Nations Rugby Championship; each nation wins their 2 home matches

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

1974 38th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Gary Player wins the 2nd of his 3 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of Dave Stockton and Tom Weiskopf

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

  • 1983 NY Islanders tie own record with 2 shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Rangers)

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

1985 49th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bernhard Langer wins by 2 strokes from Seve Ballesteros, Curtis Strange & Raymond Floyd; first German champion

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1985 Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09)
  • 1988 Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
  • 1991 55th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Welshman Ian Woosnam wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of José María Olazábal; 4th straight year the Masters champion is from the UK
  • 1991 Chic Blackhawks becomes 1st NHL regular season champion in 20 years to lose in 1st round of the playoffs (To Minn North Stars)
  • 1994 NJ Devils end best regular season, 47-25-12 record for 106 points
  • 1995 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

1996 60th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Masters and 6th and final major title, 5 strokes ahead of Greg Norman of Australia

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • 1996 Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

2002 66th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods becomes the 3rd player to claim back-to-back Masters, 3 strokes ahead of Retief Goosen of South Africa

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2007 160th Grand National: 33–1 shot Silver Birch, ridden by Robbie Power, edges out McKelvey to win by three-quarters of a length
  • 2012 165th Grand National: Daryl Jacob wins aboard Neptune Collonges; beats Sunnyhillboy in a photo finish and the closest ever GN finish
  • 2013 77th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Adam Scott wins his first major title and becomes first Australian Masters champion with a 2nd hole sudden death playoff win against Ángel Cabrera
  • 2018 171st Grand National: Davey Russell wins aboard 10/1 Tiger Roll in a photo finish from Pleasant Company
  • 2019 83rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his 5th Masters title by 1 stroke from Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson & Brooks Koepka; Woods' 15th major and first in 11 years

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1870 Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912), born in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1929)
  • 1876 Murray Bisset, South African cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony (d. 1931)
  • 1889 Efim Bogoljubov, Russian-German chess player, born in Stanislavchyk, Tarashcha Uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1892 Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain (Olympic gold 1906), born in Venice (d. 1967)
  • 1902 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Lionel Birkett, West Indian cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31), born in Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1998)
  • 1905 Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricket batsman (S Aus & Test), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1982)
  • 1916 C. R. Rangachari, Indian cricketer (India 1947-48), born in Mammandur, British India (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golfer, born in Villa Ballester, Argentina (d. 2017)
  • 1925 H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)
  • 1931 Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1934 Bruce Pairaudeau, cricketer (WI opening bat in 13 Tests, 115 on debut)
  • 1936 Bobby Nichols, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1964), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Person of interestPete Rose

1941 Pete Rose, MLB player and manager (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1945 Uwe Beyer, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1947 Bob Massie, cricketer (Aust swing bowler, 16 wkts on debut v Eng 1972)
  • 1952 Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman
  • 1958 Michael Patrick Hulbert, Elmira NY, PGA golfer (1989 BC Open)
  • 1960 Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
  • 1962 James Carpenter, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • 1963 Cynthia Cooper, WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympic gold 1988)

Person of interestMeg Mallon

1963 Meg Mallon, American golfer (4 LPGA major titles), born in Natick, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1964 Allen James, 50K walker (Olympics 24th-92, 96), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1964 Greg Battle, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1964 Jim Grabb, tennis star, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1965 Craig McDermott, cricket pace bowler (tireless Austr since 1984)
  • 1965 Stan Humphries, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)

Person of interestDavid Justice

1966 David Justice, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Person of interestGreg Maddux

1966 Greg Maddux, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time NL Cy Young Award), born in San Angelo, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1966 Greg Myers, Riverside CA, catcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1966 Ricky Andrews, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Jeff Finley, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967 Steve Chiasson, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967 Nicola Berti, Italian International footballer
  • 1967 Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968 Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968 Jesse Levis, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Brad Ausmus, catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1969 Brad Pennington, Salem IN, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1969 David Archibald, Chilliwack, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1969 Mark Macon, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1969 Tim Roberts, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Brian Stablein, American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Jan Siemerink, Dutch tennis star, born in Rijnsburg, Netherlands
  • 1970 Steve Avery, American pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Trenton, Michigan
  • 1971 Antonio London, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • 1971 Gregory Zaun, American baseball analyst & catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Glendale, California
  • 1971 Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer, born in Ginebra, Colombia (d. 2012)
  • 1972 Paul Devlin, England-born Scottish footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1972 Dean Potter, American free climber & BASE jumper, born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (d. 2015)
  • 1973 Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer, born in Parana, Argentina
  • 1974 Mike Allen Lambert, American volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1975 Petra Begerow, German tennis star (1996 quarter Hilton Head), born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany
  • 1976 Baedon Choppy, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Mackay, Australia
  • 1976 Jason Wiemer, Canadian NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kimberley, Canada
  • 1976 Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player (pitcher), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1979 Noé Pamarot, French footballer, born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France
  • 1980 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), born in Park City, Utah (d. 2017)
  • 1983 James McFadden, Scottish footballer, born in Springburn, Glasgow
  • 1983 Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Georgian basketball player, born in Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 1986 Matt Derbyshire, English footballer, born in Great Harwood, United Kingdom

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1935 PGA golfer Ben Hogan (22) weds Valerie Fox in Cleburne, Texas

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

LoveWedding of Interest

1950 Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

Baseball Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tommy Lasorda
  • 2007 Supermodel Esther Canadas (30) weds MotoGP rider Sete Gibernau (34) in Spain
  • 2017 Actress and model Nicky Whelan (36) weds former NFL player-turned-actor Kerry Rhodes (34) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles

Deaths in Sport

  • 1911 Addie Joss, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1938 Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), dies of blood poisoning at 44
  • 1964 Bert McGirr, cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies
  • 1968 Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1983 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1952), dies at 64
  • 1989 Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
  • 2000 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2001 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2008 Tommy Holmes, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 2012 Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 92