Events in Sport on April 1

  • 1876 1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Phila-5)
  • 1888 Soccer team Sparta forms in Rotterdam
  • 1912 Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record -in standing long jump jumping 3.47 metres.
  • 1914 UVS Soccer team forms in Lead
  • 1920 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Seattle (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1926 Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
  • 1931 Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1938 Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1945 Sons of Elburger Soccer team forms in Elburg
  • 1963 NY Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000
  • 1969 Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals
  • 1970 Bud Selig becomes CEO of Milwaukee Brewers
  • 1970 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, headed by Bud Selig, purchases Seattle Pilots for $10,800,000
  • 1972 Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike
  • 1977 NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games
  • 1978 132nd Grand National: Bob Davies aboard Lucius wins

  • 1980 Baseball Players' Association votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1980 Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 NY Isle Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1984 3rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: USC beats Tennessee 72-61
  • 1985 47th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75
  • 1989 1st NY Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
  • 1989 A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins his first start on the Senior PGA tour

  • 1990 9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81
  • 1990 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
  • 1991 Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets
  • 1991 53rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Kansas 72-65
  • 1992 NFL decides to stay with 17 week schedule instead of expanded 18 games
  • 1992 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
  • 1992 WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1995 NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • 1996 58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
  • 2001 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Notre Dame beats Purdue 68-66
  • 2002 64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Maryland beats Indiana 64-52