Events in Sport in April 1956

  • Apr 7 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 8 20th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
  • Apr 10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 15 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • Apr 19 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
  • Apr 19 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14
  • Apr 22 Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
  • Apr 24 AL umpire Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 29 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls