Events in Sport in April 1965

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 4 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 9 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 11 29th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271

  • Apr 12 1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome (Phillies beat Astros 2-0)
  • Apr 15 NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold
  • Apr 19 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
  • Apr 24 NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
  • Apr 25 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 25 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls