Events in Sport in April 1959

  • Apr 5 23rd Masters Golf, Augusta: Art Wall Jr wins by 1 from Cary Middlecoff for his only PGA Tour major victory
  • Apr 9 Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Washington Senators)

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 9 Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Apr 9 13th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics sweep Minnesota Lakers in 4 games, first of Boston Celtics record 8 straight titles
  • Apr 11 Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR
  • Apr 16 NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard
  • Apr 16 Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit
  • Apr 18 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 19 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Apr 20 63rd Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:22:42

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Apr 22 Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors