On This Day in Sport for April 7

Events in Sport

  • 1928 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
  • 1940 7th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 280
  • 1943 NFL adopts free substitution rule
  • 1946 10th Masters Golf Tournament: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282

Sport awardGolf Major

1951 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1951 105th Grand National: John Bullock aboard Nickel Coin wins
  • 1956 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1
  • 1957 21st Masters Golf Tournament: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
  • 1958 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line

Sport awardGolf Major

1963 27th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • 1963 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
  • 1969 Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Ted Williams begins managing Washington Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1970 Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0
  • 1971 Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by
  • 1973 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
  • 1979 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1984 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
  • 1985 14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller
  • 1989 NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
  • 1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
  • 1990 144th Grand National: Mr. Marcus Armytage aboard Mr Frisk wins
  • 1991 3rd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 1994 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • 1995 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
  • 1996 8th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1996 Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 1997 150th Grand National: Tony Dobbin aboard Lord Gyllene wins
  • 2001 154th Grand National: Richard Guest aboard Red Marauder wins
  • 2003 65th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Syracuse beats Kansas 81-78
  • 2008 70th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats Memphis 75-68
  • 2009 28th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 76-54
  • 2014 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky 60-54
  • 2015 34th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame 63-53

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1859 Walter Camp, Ct, father of American football (Yale)
  • 1873 John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1878 C M M Hathorn, cricketer (South African Test centurion in 1905-06)
  • 1882 Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger, cricketer (belated Australian rep 1928-33)
  • 1886 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1896 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)
  • 1900 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • 1918 C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)
  • 1918 Bobby Doerr, American baseball player
  • 1919 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Dennis Amiss, cricketer (prolific English batsman)
  • 1944 Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager
  • 1946 Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
  • 1952 Jane Frederick, US pentathlete (Olympics-7th-1976)
  • 1953 Everard Endt, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1954 Donna White, LPGA golfer
  • 1954 Tony Dorsett, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, Heisman Trophy)
  • 1956 Gail Lee Hirata, LPGA golfer
  • 1961 Pascal Olmeta, French footballer
  • 1962 Andy Hampsten, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1964 Helen Wadsworth, S Wales, golfer (Curtis Cup 1990)
  • 1964 Joe Durant, American professional golfer (2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1965 Alexander Mronz, tennis star, born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1965 Kaushik Amalean, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1986-88)
  • 1967 Steve Wisniewski, NFL guard (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968 Don[ald] Smith, North Tonawanda NY, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
  • 1968 Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer
  • 1969 Clark Sheehan, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969 Jeremy Lincoln, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 Peggy Clasen, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969 Ricky Bones, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers, NY Yanks), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • 1969 Ricky Watters, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970 Alexander Karpovtsev, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 Kevin Smith, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Mark Thompson, Russellville KY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1971 Stephen Brimacombe, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Greg Clark, tight end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972 Joanne Brown, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olym-bronze-96)
  • 1972 Lovett Purnell, wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • 1972 Malcolm Huckaby, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1972 Shana Williams, Bridgeton NJ, long jumper/heptathlete
  • 1973 Brett Tomko, American baseball player
  • 1974 Anita Maxwell, WNBA forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1975 Ronde Barber, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1975 Tiki Barber, running back (NY Giants)
  • 1975 Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player
  • 1976 Erich Goldmann, Dingolfing GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1978 Siobhan Drake-Brockman, Bunbury Aust, tennis star (1994 Port Pirie)
  • 1978 Vladimir Voltchkov, Belarusian tennis player
  • 1979 Adrián Beltré, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
  • 1989 Franco Di Santo, Argentine Footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1968 Jim Clark, Scottish F1 World Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner, dies in an accident during a race at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1971 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 74
  • 1982 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 1993 S C (Billy) Griffith, cricketer (England 1948-49, MCC sect), dies
  • 1994 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (b. 1923)
  • 1997 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)