Events in Sport in April 1972

  • Apr 1 Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike
  • Apr 5 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
  • Apr 8 Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ
  • Apr 8 126th Grand National: Graham Thorner aboard Well To Do wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 9 36th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • Apr 9 Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI
  • Apr 13 1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
  • Apr 16 1st Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jane Blalock
  • Apr 16 Chicago Cub Burt Hooton no-hits Phillies, 1-0
  • Apr 17 76th Boston Marathon: Olavi Suomalainen of Finland 1st man in 2:15:39 and Nina Kuscsik of United States 1st woman in 3:10:26
  • Apr 17 Kiteman attempting to throw out 1st ball in Phillie Vet crashes into centerfield seats
  • Apr 20 Kallicharran scores his 2nd Test century in his 2nd Test Cricket
  • Apr 23 Betty Burfeind wins LPGA Birmingham Centennital Golf Classic
  • Apr 28 Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth