On This Day in Sport for April 24

Events in Sport

  • 1880 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
  • 1894 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
  • 1894 Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
  • 1905 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey v Gentlemen (18 & 28)
  • 1905 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • 1917 Yankee lefty George Mogridge no-hits Red Sox 2-1 at Fenway
  • 1933 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • 1938 Lindenheuvel soccer team forms
  • 1945 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner
  • 1956 AL umpire Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
  • 1957 Chicago Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
  • 1958 Lee Walls hits 3 HRs, as Cubs beat Dodgers 15-2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1963 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 1965 NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
  • 1966 Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
  • 1967 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2
  • 1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978 Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1981 Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
  • 1981 San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
  • 1982 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • 1984 Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • 1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
  • 1988 NFL Draft: Auburn tight end Aundray Bruce first pick by Atlanta Falcons

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • 1994 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • 1994 NFL Draft: Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first pick by Cincinnati Bengals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1996 Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
  • 2004 NFL Draft: Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning first pick by San Diego Chargers
  • 2018 Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo arrested and charged with eight murders after being identified through genealogy websites

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1903 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)
  • 1911 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Glen Hobbie, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Witt, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Josy Barthel, Luxembourgish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mamer, Luxembourg (d. 1992)
  • 1930 Conn Findlay, American coxswain (Olympic -2 gold, bronze 1956, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • 1932 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter, born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1940 David Larter, Scottish cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1948 Eddie James Hart, American 4x100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Martinez, California
  • 1954 Vince Ferragamo, American football quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes), born in Torrance, California
  • 1958 Fernando Luna, Spanish tennis star, born in Ciudad Real, Spain
  • 1962 Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1965 Mike Blowers, MLB infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Würzburg, Germany
  • 1966 Margashayam Venkataramana, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner 1989), born in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1966 Pascale Paradis-Mangon, French tennis star, born in Troyes, France
  • 1966 Theo Adams, American football tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1966 Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, born in Jerago con Orago, Italy
  • 1967 Dino Radja, Croatian basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1967 Leslie M. Marx, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • 1967 Pamela Bustin, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Somerset, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • 1968 Todd Jones, MLB relief pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1968 Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in West Virginia
  • 1969 Elias Atmatsidis, Greek football goalkeeper, born in Kozani, Greece
  • 1970 Damien Fleming, Australian cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut), born in Bentley, Perth, Australia
  • 1970 Emanuela Zardo, Swiss tennis star
  • 1971 Jeff Brohm, American football quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971 Ken Klee, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1971 Phil Rogers, Australian 100m breaststroker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1972 Chipper Jones, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in DeLand, Florida
  • 1972 Jamie Brown, American football tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Nicolas Gill, 86kg judoka (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Rab Douglas, Scottish football goalkeeper (Arbroath), born in Lanark, Scotland
  • 1972 Jure Košir, Slovenian alpine skier, born in Jesenice, Yugoslavia
  • 1973 Eric Snow, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1973 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia

Person of interestSachin Tendulkar

1973 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer (prodigy at 16, Indian captain at 23, highest run scorer in international cricket), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1974 Jared Tomich, American football defensive end (New Orleans Saints), born in St. John, Indiana
  • 1974 Toine Rorije, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Heerde, Netherlands
  • 1975 Justin Boocock, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Launceston, Australia
  • 1975 Michael Stewart, American basketball NBA center (Sacramento Kings), born in Cucq-Trepied-Stella-Plage, France
  • 1976 Sonya Jeyaseelan, Canadian tennis star (1995 Futures Fla), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1976 Steve Finnan, Irish footballer, born in Limerick, Ireland
  • 1977 Ryan Mitchell, Australian breaststroke swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Port Augusta, Australia
  • 1977 Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • 1980 Fernando Arce, Mexican football midfielder, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1981 Taylor Dent, American tennis player, born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1987 Kristopher Letang, Canadian hockey player (Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1987 Jan Vertonghen, Belgian footballer, born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Person of interestLydia Ko

1997 Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer, (Evian C'ship 2015, ANA Inspiration 2016), born in Seoul, South Korea

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

Deaths in Sport

  • 1924 George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 1983 Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 1986 Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
  • 1988 E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
  • 2000 John Beck, New Zealand cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56), dies at 65
  • 2006 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • 2013 Larry Felser, American sports columnist, dies at 80
  • 2016 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 1952, 60), dies at 85