On This Day

Events in Sport on April 23

  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) win their 2nd game beating Washington Senators 7-2
  • 1919 US Major League Baseball opens a reduced 140-game season
  • 1933 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal

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1939 Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1940 NY Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert
  • 1946 Brooklyn Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1950 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
  • 1950 NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 110-95 to take series, 4 games to 2
  • 1950 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Pete Babando scores Cup-winning goal in double overtime of Game 7 as Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 4-3 for a 4-3 series win

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1954 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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1958 Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1962 NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
  • 1964 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0

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1969 LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 1977 ADO Den Haag soccer team forms in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1977 Czech chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously & only loses 10
  • 1983 David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka
  • 1985 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
  • 1987 NJ Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY

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1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker

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1989 Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1989 NFL Draft: UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman first pick by Dallas Cowboys

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1991 Björn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after an 8 year lay off without practising or playing any exhibition matches

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1991 Gordon Greenidge scores 223 v Aus, his last Test Cricket knock at home
  • 2005 NFL Draft: University of Utah quarterback Alex Smith first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 2012 38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach

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2013 West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)

Cricketer Chris Gayle
Cricketer
Chris Gayle
  • 2019 Southampton striker Shane Long scores fastest goal in English Premier League history when he nets after 7.69 seconds in 1-1 draw at Watford
  • 2020 NFL Draft: LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first pick by Cincinnati Bengals