Events in Sport on April 6

  • 1877 17th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 160 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1896 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece, American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history [3/25 OS]

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1900 James J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1926 Stanley Cup: Montl Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 3 games to 1
  • 1935 H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more
  • 1936 3rd Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
  • 1941 8th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Wood wins, shooting a 280
  • 1947 11th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 281

Sport awardGolf Major

1952 16th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1954 Montreal Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Det
  • 1957 Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.

Sport awardGolf Major

1958 22nd Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1977 Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 9th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1980 Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 1982 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1986 Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs
  • 1987 Al Campanis appears on Niteline saying blacks may not be equiped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • 1988 NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to NY Islanders 4-3 (OT) in 1st round

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1991 145th Grand National: Nigel Hawke aboard Seagram wins
  • 1992 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
  • 1992 54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan 71-51
  • 1993 Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers)
  • 1996 Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game
  • 1997 9th Seniors Golf Tradition: Gil Morgan wins
  • 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge
  • 1997 Brad Faxon wins Freeport-McDermott Golf Classic
  • 2002 155th Grand National: Jim Culloty aboard Bindaree wins
  • 2004 23rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 70-61
  • 2009 71st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Michigan State 89-72
  • 2010 29th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Stanford 53-47
  • 2013 166th Grand National: Ryan Mania aboard Auroras Encore wins
  • 2015 77th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Wisconsin 68-63