On This Day

Events in Sport on April 14

  • 1917 Chicago White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0
  • 1921 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators sweep Toronto St Patricks in 2 games
  • 1925 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)
  • 1928 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: In only their 2nd season in the NHL, New York Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 2-1 for a 3-2 series win

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1931 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 2-0 for a 3-2 series win; Canadiens' back-to-back Championships

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1941 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:30:38; his third victory in the event
  • 1946 Manager Mel Ott of Giants hits 511th & final HR
  • 1948 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Toronto Maple Leafs go back-to-back with a 7-2 win over Detroit Red Wings for a 4-0 series sweep
  • 1955 Elston Howard becomes the 1st African American to wear the NY Yankees uniform
  • 1955 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings win back-to-back titles; beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory
  • 1960 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-0 for a 4 game sweep; 5th consecutive title
  • 1962 France retains the Five Nations Rugby Championship with an 11-0 win over Ireland at Stade Colombes, Paris

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1964 Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 1967 Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
  • 1967 Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch
  • 1968 1st NBA game at Madison Sq Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers

  • 1968 32nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bob Goalby shoots a final round 66 (-6) to win his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of Roberto De Vicenzo who has his card famously marked incorrectly
  • 1969 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)
  • 1973 Ireland edges France, 6-4 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to create a 5-way tie for the Five Nations Rugby Championship; each nation wins their 2 home matches

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

1974 38th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Gary Player wins the 2nd of his 3 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of Dave Stockton and Tom Weiskopf

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1983 NY Islanders tie own record with 2 shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Rangers)

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

1985 49th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bernhard Langer wins by 2 strokes from Seve Ballesteros, Curtis Strange & Raymond Floyd; first German champion

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1985 Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09)
  • 1988 Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
  • 1991 55th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Welshman Ian Woosnam wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of José María Olazábal; 4th straight year the Masters champion is from the UK
  • 1991 Chic Blackhawks becomes 1st NHL regular season champion in 20 years to lose in 1st round of the playoffs (To Minn North Stars)
  • 1994 NJ Devils end best regular season, 47-25-12 record for 106 points
  • 1995 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

1996 60th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Masters and 6th and final major title, 5 strokes ahead of Greg Norman of Australia

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • 1996 Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

2002 66th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods becomes the 3rd player to claim back-to-back Masters, 3 strokes ahead of Retief Goosen of South Africa

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2007 160th Grand National: 33–1 shot Silver Birch, ridden by Robbie Power, edges out McKelvey to win by three-quarters of a length
  • 2012 165th Grand National: Daryl Jacob wins aboard Neptune Collonges; beats Sunnyhillboy in a photo finish and the closest ever GN finish
  • 2013 77th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Adam Scott wins his first major title and becomes first Australian Masters champion with a 2nd hole sudden death playoff win against Ángel Cabrera
  • 2018 171st Grand National: Davey Russell wins aboard 10/1 Tiger Roll in a photo finish from Pleasant Company
  • 2019 83rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his 5th Masters title by 1 stroke from Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson & Brooks Koepka; Woods' 15th major and first in 11 years