Events in Sport on April 10

  • 1874 British Open Golf, Musselburgh Links: Mungo Park wins first title by 2 strokes from Tom Morris Jr
  • 1887 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
  • 1896 Spiridon Louis of Greece wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50) in Athens, running the last lap accompanied by Constantine I

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1913 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1913 Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1916 1st professional golf tournament held
  • 1916 The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City.
  • 1924 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
  • 1934 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1
  • 1945 NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge

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1947 Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler suspends Leo Durocher, first day of the season

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Sport awardGolf Major

1949 US Masters Golf, Augusta: Sam Snead wins his first of 3 green jackets with a 3 stroke win over Johnny Bulla and Lloyd Mangrum

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • 1953 7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • 1954 108th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Royal Tan wins
  • 1955 19th Masters Golf Tournament: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279
  • 1955 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3

  • 1956 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Major

1960 24th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282

Sport awardGolf Major

1961 25th Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • 1961 New Washington Senators loses 1st regular-season game 4-3 to White Sox
  • 1962 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
  • 1962 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2

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1962 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1971 1st baseball game at Phila's Veterans Stadium, Phils beat Expos 4-1
  • 1975 Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
  • 1976 Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
  • 1976 Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title

Sport awardGolf Major

1977 41st Masters Golf Tournament: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 276

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • 1977 Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite
  • 1977 Cleveland Indians set club record for longest, 9 inn game (3:17)
  • 1978 Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced
  • 1979 J R Richard throws major league record 6 wild pitches in Astrodome
  • 1982 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5

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1983 Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1984 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1988 52nd Masters Golf Tournament: Sandy Lyle wins, shooting a 281
  • 1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA San Diego Inamori Golf Classic
  • 1988 Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
  • 1990 Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1991 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1991 Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)
  • 1992 NHL strike ends after 10 days
  • 1993 Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses
  • 1993 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • 1994 58th Masters Golf Tournament: Jose M Olazabal wins, shooting a 279
  • 1999 152nd Grand National: Paul Carberry aboard Bobbyjo wins

Sport awardGolf Major

2005 69th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 276

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • 2005 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats India by 98 runs
  • 2010 163rd Grand National: Tony McCoy aboard Don't Push It wins
  • 2011 75th Masters Golf Tournament: Charl Schwartzel wins, shooting a 274
  • 2016 80th Masters Golf Tournament: England's Danny Willett wins, shooting a five-under 283