Events in Sport on April 19

  • 1897 1st Boston Marathon won by John J. McDermott in 2:55:10. Becomes the world's oldest annual marathon.
  • 1898 2nd Boston Marathon won by Ron McDonald of Mass in 2:42:00
  • 1899 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38
  • 1900 4th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:39:44.4
  • 1900 Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
  • 1901 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
  • 1902 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor of NY in 2:43:12
  • 1904 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of NY in 2:38:04.4
  • 1905 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz of NY in 2:38:25.4
  • 1906 10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45
  • 1907 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24
  • 1909 13th Boston Marathon won by Henri Renaud of NH in 2:53:36.8
  • 1910 14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4
  • 1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6
  • 1912 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan of NY in 2:21:18.2
  • 1913 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8
  • 1915 19th Boston Marathon won by Edouard Fabre of Canada in 2:31:41.2
  • 1916 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth of Mass in 2:27:16.4
  • 1917 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2
  • 1919 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4
  • 1920 24th Boston Marathon won by Peter Trivoulidas of Greece in 2:29:31
  • 1921 25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna of NJ in 2:18:57.6
  • 1922 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:18:10
  • 1923 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:23:37.4
  • 1924 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
  • 1926 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4
  • 1927 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:40:22.2
  • 1928 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:37:07.8
  • 1929 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
  • 1930 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
  • 1932 36th Boston Marathon won by Paul de Bruyn of Germany in 2:33:36.4
  • 1933 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:31:01.6
  • 1934 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8
  • 1935 39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:32:07.4
  • 1937 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20
  • 1938 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:35:34.8
  • 1939 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:28:51.8
  • 1940 44th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:28.6
  • 1941 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:30:38
  • 1942 46th Boston Marathon won by Joe Smith of Mass in 2:26:51.2
  • 1943 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8
  • 1944 1944 NFL Draft: Angelo Bertelli from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
  • 1945 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:30:40.2
  • 1947 51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39
  • 1947 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • 1947 Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947 After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP.

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1948 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02
  • 1949 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949 Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1950 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39

  • 1951 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
  • 1952 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1954 58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39
  • 1954 7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th
  • 1955 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22
  • 1956 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
  • 1956 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14
  • 1958 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54
  • 1959 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 1960 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
  • 1960 Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs
  • 1961 65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39
  • 1962 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48
  • 1963 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1965 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
  • 1966 70th Boston Marathon: Kenji Kimihara of Japan 1st man in 2:17:11 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:21:40
  • 1966 Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
  • 1967 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand 1st man in 2:15:45 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:27:17
  • 1968 72nd Boston Marathon: Amby Burfoot of Conn 1st man in 2:22:17 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:30:00
  • 1970 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1971 75th Boston Marathon: Alvaro Mejia of Colombia 1st man in 2:18:45 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:08:30
  • 1974 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
  • 1976 80th Boston Marathon: Jack Fultz of United States 1st man in 2:20:19 and Kim Merritt of United States 1st woman in 2:47:10
  • 1979 Following a 6-3 loss to the Orioles, Yanks Goose Gossage & Cliff

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1981 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1982 86th Boston Marathon: Alberto Salazar of United States 1st man in 2:08:51 and Charlotte Teske of West Germany 1st woman in 2:29:33
  • 1982 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1987 Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ)
  • 1987 Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight AL win
  • 1987 Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver
  • 1987 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Santa Barbara Golf Open
  • 1987 LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
  • 1989 Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets error-less shortstop mark at 73
  • 1990 Pistons & 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1991 Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1992 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sega Women's Golf Championship
  • 1993 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:33 and Olga Markova of Russia 1st woman in 2:25:27
  • 1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)
  • 1996 Rangers scores 16 in 8th vs Orioles
  • 1997 SD Padres & St Louis Cards play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii
  • 1997 1997 NFL Draft: Orlando Pace from Ohio State first pick by St. Louis Rams
  • 1999 103rd Boston Marathon: Joseph Chebet of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:52 and Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:23:25
  • 2004 108th Boston Marathon: Timothy Cherigat of Kenya 1st man in 2:10:37 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:24:27
  • 2010 114th Boston Marathon: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:05:52 and Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:26:11