Events in Sport on April 3

  • 1908 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs
  • 1923 2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary
  • 1930 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
  • 1935 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
  • 1936 Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
  • 1955 Baltimore Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Oklahoma City Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1962 Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1971 125th Grand National: John Cook aboard Specify wins
  • 1976 Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game
  • 1976 130th Grand National: John Burke aboard Rag Trade wins

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1977 6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1977 Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 1982 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 1982 136th Grand National: Mr. Dick Saunders aboard Grittar wins
  • 1983 12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • 1983 2nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: USC beats Louisiana Tech 69-67
  • 1987 Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega
  • 1987 Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers
  • 1988 17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • 1988 7th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tec beat Auburn 56-54

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1988 Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1988 NJ Devils beat Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT to join playoffs for 1st time
  • 1989 51st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT)
  • 1991 Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox
  • 1992 1st exhibition game at Camden Field - Orioles beat NY Mets
  • 1994 13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: NC beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
  • 1994 1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced

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1994 6th Seniors Golf Tradition: Ray Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1995 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78
  • 1996 South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield
  • 1996 St Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1
  • 2000 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State beats Florida 89-76
  • 2004 157th Grand National: Graham Lee aboard Amberleigh House wins

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2006 Steve Yzerman scores his final NHL goal (#692) against the Calgary Flames

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 2006 68th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Florida beats UCLA 73-57
  • 2007 26th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Rutgers 59-46
  • 2012 31st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Notre Dame 80-61