On This Day in Sport for April 3

Events in Sport

  • 1908 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs
  • 1923 2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary
  • 1930 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
  • 1935 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
  • 1936 Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
  • 1955 Baltimore Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Oklahoma City Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1962 American jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1971 125th Grand National: John Cook aboard Specify wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • 1976 Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game
  • 1976 130th Grand National: John Burke aboard Rag Trade wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1977 Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 1982 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 1982 136th Grand National: Mr. Dick Saunders aboard Grittar wins
  • 1983 12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • 1983 2nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: USC beats Louisiana Tech 69-67
  • 1987 Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega
  • 1987 Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers
  • 1988 17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • 1988 7th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tec beat Auburn 56-54

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1988 NJ Devils beat Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT to join playoffs for 1st time
  • 1989 51st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT)
  • 1991 Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox
  • 1992 1st exhibition game at Camden Field - Orioles beat NY Mets
  • 1994 13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: NC beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
  • 1994 1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 6th Seniors Golf Tradition: Ray Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1995 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78
  • 1996 South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield
  • 1996 St Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1
  • 2000 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State beats Florida 89-76
  • 2004 157th Grand National: Graham Lee aboard Amberleigh House wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Steve Yzerman scores his final NHL goal (#692) against the Calgary Flames

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 2006 68th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Florida beats UCLA 73-57
  • 2007 26th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Rutgers 59-46
  • 2012 31st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Notre Dame 80-61

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 1 from Charley Hull & Chun In-gee for her second major title

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1884 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (Aust leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)
  • 1888 Neville Cardus, English writer and cricketer, born in Rusholme, Manchester, England (d. 1975)
  • 1899 David Jack, English footballer (scored 267 goals from 521 appearances), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1911 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Katherine Stammers Menzies, English doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935), born in St Albans, England (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Alex Grammas, American baseball player, born in Birmingham, Alabama

Person of interestEarl Lloyd

1928 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2015)

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • 1930 Wally Moon, American baseball player, born in Bay, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Johnny Nicholls, English football player, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1995)
  • 1934 Jim Parker, American football player, NFL guard and tackle (Baltimore Colts), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1936 James "Jim" Clark, Scottish F1 Indianapolis 500 winner and World Champion (1963 & 1965), born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland (d. 1968)
  • 1937 Sandra Spuzich, American golfer (US Open 1966), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Vitaliy Davidov, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow
  • 1941 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1942 Michael Elliott, American skier (Olympics 1968), born in Durango, Colorado
  • 1942 Rick Sylvester, Hollywood stuntman, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
  • 1948 Mary Gordon-Watson, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972), born in Blandford, Dorset
  • 1949 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1957 Charles Jones, American basketball player, NBA forward (Houston Rockets), born in McGehee, Arkansas
  • 1962 Nancy Filteau, Canadian athlete, 72k judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • 1963 Chris Bosio, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Carmichael, California
  • 1963 Zakir Khan, Pakistani cricketer (two Tests for Pakistan 1986-89), born in Bannu, Pakistan
  • 1964 Ajay Sharma, Indian cricketer (Indian spin all-rounder played one Test 1988), born in Delhi, India
  • 1964 Bjarne Riis, Danish cyclist, born in Herning, Denmark
  • 1966 Bo Orlando, American football player, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 John de Vries, Australian racing driver (Indy Racing League and Australian Formula Holden), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • 1967 Brent Gilchrist, Canadian hockey player, NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1967 Pervis Ellison, American basketball player, NBA forward and center (Boston Celtics), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1968 Bernd Karbacher, German tennis player, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1968 Mike Lansing, American baseball infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Rawlins, Wyoming
  • 1969 David Morland, Canadian golfer (1992 Trafalgar Rookie of Year), born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • 1969 Reid Hayston, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1969 Rodney Hampton, American football player, NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Keith Franklin, American football linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Anthony McClanahan, American football linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1971 Peter Schwab, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Picabo Street, American skier (Olympic gold 1994), born in Triumph, Idaho
  • 1971 Quilvio Veras, Major League Baseball second baseman, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972 Sandrine Testud, French tennis star (1993 Strasbourg), born in Lyon, France
  • 1973 Greg DeLong, American football player, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Orefield, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Kelly Lochbaum, Canadian football linebacker (BC Lions), born in Abbotsford, Canada
  • 1975 Thomas Hamilton, American NBA center (Boston Celtics), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1975 Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese professional baseball player, born in Chūō-ku, Chiba, Japan
  • 1975 Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher, born in Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan
  • 1976 Keith Closs, American basketball center (LA Clippers), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1978 Tommy Haas, German tennis player, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1978 John Smit, South African rugby player, born in Polokwane, South Africa
  • 1981 Matthew Nash, Australian soccer player (goalkeeper), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1981 DeShawn Stevenson, American basketball player, born in Fresno, California
  • 1982 Iain Fyfe, Australian soccer player (Campbelltown City), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1982 Jared Allen, American football player, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1984 Maxi López, Argentine footballer (Udinese), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1984 Jonathan Blondel, Belgian footballer (Club Brugge midfielder), born in Ypres, Belgium
  • 1986 Sergio Sánchez Ortega, Spanish footballer (Espanyol), born in Mataró, Spain
  • 1987 Sal Zizzo, American soccer player (Atlanta United), born in San Diego, California
  • 1987 Jay Bruce, American baseball player, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1988 Tim Krul, Dutch football goalkeeper (Netherlands National Team), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1988 Peter Hartley, English footballer (Motherwell), born in Hartlepool, England
  • 1989 Israel Folau, Australian Rugby League player (Waratahs), born in Minto, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1993 Dakoda Dowd, American golfer
  • 1997 Gabriel Fernando de Jesus, Brazilian football player (Manchester City, Brazil national team), born in São Paulo, Brazil

Deaths in Sport

  • 1915 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (England capt at turn of century), suicide
  • 1962 Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24
  • 1977 Jack Ryder, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 1394 runs), dies
  • 1987 Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)
  • 1995 Harvey Pennick, golfer/teacher, dies at 89
  • 2005 Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (b. 1933)
  • 2007 Eddie Robinson, American football coach (b. 1919)
  • 2008 Hrvoje Ćustić, Croatian football player (b. 1983)