On This Day in Sport for April 14

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: NY Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 3 games to 2
  • 1931 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 3 games to 2
  • 1948 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • 1955 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3, 2nd year in a row
  • 1957 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
  • 1960 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 4 games
  • 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 Masters Golf Tournament: Bob Goalby wins, shooting a 277
  • 1968 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA O'Sullivan Golf Open
  • 1969 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)

Sport awardGolf Major

1974 38th Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278

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

Sport awardGolf Major

1985 49th Masters Golf Tournament: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 1985 Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1985 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1988 Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
  • 1991 55th Masters Golf Tournament: Ian Woosnam wins, shooting a 277
  • 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
  • 1995 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Pinewild Women's Golf Championship

Sport awardGolf Major

1996 60th Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 276

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

Sport awardGolf Major

2002 66th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win in two consecutive years

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2007 160th Grand National: Robbie Power aboard Silver Birch wins
  • 2012 165th Grand National: Daryl Jacob aboard Neptune Collonges wins
  • 2013 77th Masters Golf Tournament: Adam Scott wins, shooting a 279

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1870 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912)
  • 1876 Murray Bisset, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910)
  • 1892 Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain, (Olympic gold 1906)
  • 1901 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • 1902 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Lionel Birkett, cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31)
  • 1905 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • 1916 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48)
  • 1923 Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golfer
  • 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 Robert Herman Nichols, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown), born in Louisville, Kentucky

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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-96), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • 1963 Cynthia Cooper, WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympic gold 1988)

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1963 Meg Mallon, American LPGA golfer (1991 US Women's Open), 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)

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

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966 Greg Maddux, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), 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-96), 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, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Jan Siemerink, Neth, tennis star
  • 1970 Steve Avery, Trenton MI, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1971 Antonio London, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Gregory Zaun, catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Glendale, California
  • 1971 Miguel Calero, Ginebra, Colombian footballer, (d. 2012)
  • 1972 Jason Mallett, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Zev Lumelski, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1972 Paul Devlin, England-born Scottish footballer
  • 1972 Dean Potter, American free climber and BASE jumper, born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (d. 2015)
  • 1973 Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Mike Allen Lambert, volleyball opposite hitter (Oly-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1975 Petra Begerow, German tennis star (1996 quarter Hilton Head)
  • 1976 Baedon Choppy, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Jason Wiemer, Kimberley, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1976 Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player (pitcher), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1979 Noé Pamarot, French footballer
  • 1980 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), born in Park City, Utah (d. 2017)
  • 1983 James McFadden, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 Nikoloz Tskitishvili, American basketball player
  • 1986 Matt Derbyshire, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

HeartWedding of Interest

1950 Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom 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)
  • 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 (Oly-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