Events in Sport in April 1963

  • Apr 1 NY Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 7 27th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • Apr 7 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
  • Apr 8 Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 18 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 19 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 21 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Apr 24 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 28 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship