On This Day

Events in Sport in April 1957

  • Apr 6 Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 7 21st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Doug Ford wins his only Masters, 3 strokes ahead of 3-time champion Sam Snead

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  • Apr 13 11th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 15 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley in 2:20:05; course length changed
  • Apr 16 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Dickie Moore has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 5-1 for a 4-1 series victory
  • Apr 20 Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway
  • Apr 22 All NL baseball teams integrate, John Irwin Kennedy becomes the 1st Black player for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Apr 24 Chicago Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
  • Apr 28 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Montgomery CC: Patty Berg wins her 6th WO by 1 stroke from Wiffi Smith