On This Day

On This Day in Sport for April 28

Events in Sport

  • 1901 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
  • 1923 Wembley Stadium opens - Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)
  • 1930 1st night organized baseball game played in Independence, Kansas
  • 1931 Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track & field
  • 1934 Soccer team Blue White '34 forms
  • 1952 St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan
  • 1956 Cincinnati Reds outfielder Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 HRs
  • 1957 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Montgomery CC: Patty Berg wins her 6th WO by 1 stroke from Wiffi Smith
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1982 Professional boxer George Foreman (33) weds Andrea Skeete
  • 1991 Soviet Russian figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva (19) weds Soviet Russian figure skater Sergei Grinkov (24), in a Russian Orthodox Church religious ceremony

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1973 Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (Olympic gold 1500m, 5000m, allround 1924; 500m, 1500m 1928), dies at 80
  • 1981 Mickey Walker, American boxer (World Welterweight Champion 1922-26; World Middleweight Champion 1926-29), dies at 79
  • 1981 Cliff Battles, American football halfback (First-team All-Pro 1933, 34, 36; Boston Braves/Redskins, Washington Redskins), dies at 70
  • 1982 Nobby Clark, English cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies at 81
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