Events in Sport on April 5

  • 1904 The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
  • 1915 Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title

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1925 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1940 99th Grand National: Sgt. Mervyn A. Jones aboard Bogskar wins
  • 1946 100th Grand National: Capt. Robert Petre aboard Lovely Cottage wins
  • 1952 106th Grand National: Arthur P. Thompson aboard Teal wins
  • 1953 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 1959 23rd Masters Golf Tournament: Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284
  • 1964 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

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1967 '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1972 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
  • 1973 NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)
  • 1974 Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai
  • 1975 129th Grand National: Tommy Carberry aboard L'Escargot wins

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1981 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1981 Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes
  • 1983 NY Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment

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1984 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

  • 1986 140th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard West Tip wins

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1987 16th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

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1987 Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1990 John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • 1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary
  • 1991 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games
  • 1992 11th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Western Ky 78-62
  • 1992 4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino
  • 1992 Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International
  • 1992 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea
  • 1993 55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Michigan 77-71
  • 1993 Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to NY Mets 3-0
  • 1993 Florida Marlins 1st game - beat LA Dodgers 6-3
  • 1994 Miami Heat beat NY Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak
  • 2003 156th Grand National: Barry Geraghty aboard Monty's Pass wins
  • 2004 66th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Georgia Tech 82-73
  • 2005 24th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Michigan State 84-62
  • 2008 161st Grand National: Timmy Murphy aboard Comply or Die wins
  • 2010 72nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Butler 61-59
  • 2011 30th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas A&M beats Notre Dame 76-70
  • 2014 167th Grand National: Leighton Aspell aboard Pineau de Re wins