Events in Sport on April 15

  • 1896 First modern Olympic games close in Athens, Greece
  • 1909 NY Giant Red Ames 2nd no-hitter, loses in 13 on a 7 hitter to Dodgers
  • 1910 William H. Taft is first US President to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1911 Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1925 NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1927 Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1937 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 3 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1952 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games
  • 1954 Orioles 1st game in Baltimore beat White Sox 3-1
  • 1958 1st baseball game in California, SF Giants beat LA Dodgers, 8-0
  • 1965 NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold
  • 1968 Houston Astros beat NY Mets, 1-0, in 24 innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1974 78th Boston Marathon: Neil Cusack of Ireland 1st man in 2:13:39 and Miki Gorman of United States 1st woman in 2:47:11
  • 1977 1st baseball game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium

  • 1979 43rd Masters Golf Tournament: Fuzzy Zoeller wins, shooting a 280
  • 1984 48th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 277
  • 1984 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • 1985 89th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:14:05 and Lisa Larsen Weidenbach of United States 1st woman in 2:34:06
  • 1986 Viv Richards century off 56 balls v England in Antigua Test Cricket
  • 1989 96 crushed to death at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield England
  • 1989 Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)
  • 1991 Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race, 2:11:06; Wanda Panfil of Poland woman's champion, 2:24:18

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1991 Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1991 Sacramento Kings set NBA record, losing 35th consecutive game on road
  • 1992 NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches most NHL games (1,438)
  • 1996 100th Boston Marathon: Moses Tanui of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:15.9 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:27:12
  • 1997 Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams
  • 2000 NFL Draft: Penn State defensive end Courtney Brown first pick by Cleveland Browns
  • 2002 106th Boston Marathon: Rodgers Rop of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:02 and Margaret Okayo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:20:43
  • 2013 Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line
  • 2013 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:10:22 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:25