On This Day in Sport for April 15

Events in Sport

  • 1896 1st modern Summer Olympic Games close in Athens, Greece; USA wins gold medal count, 11; Greece wins total medal count, 46; IOC has retroactively assigned gold, silver & bronze medals to 3 best placed athletes in each event
  • 1901 5th Boston Marathon won for second straight year by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:29:23.6
  • 1907 11th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Tom Longboat in race record 2:24:24
  • 1910 William Howard Taft is first US President to throw out the 1st ball at a baseball game
  • 1911 Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning
  • 1912 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan in race record 2:21:18.2
  • 1915 NY Giant Rube Marquard no-hits Bkln, 2-0
  • 1918 22nd Boston Marathon won by Camp Devens relay team; race run as relay for 10-man military teams
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1953 Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church
  • 1989 South African-British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1926 Frank Iredale, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies at 58
  • 1937 Ned Hanlon, American Baseball HOF center fielder (NL pennant 1887 Detroit Wolverines) and manager (5 × NL pennant Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Superbas), dies at 79
  • 1942 Joshua Pim, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1893-94), dies at 72
  • 1962 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino journalist and politician (Mayor of Manila, 1952-62), dies of a stroke at 49
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