Events in Sport in April 1985

  • Apr 1 47th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75
  • Apr 4 Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal
  • Apr 7 14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller
  • Apr 9 White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
  • Apr 13 "TASS" denounces US boycott of Moscow Olympics
  • Apr 13 Katrin Dörre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 14 49th Masters Golf Tournament: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Apr 14 Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 14 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Apr 15 89th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:14:05 and Lisa Larsen Weidenbach of United States 1st woman in 2:34:06
  • Apr 20 Carlos Lopes runs world record marathon (2:07:12)
  • Apr 21 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Apr 23 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 25 For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Apr 28 Alice Miller wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Apr 28 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time
  • Apr 29 Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Apr 30 1985 NFL Draft: Bruce Smith from Virginia Tech first pick by Buffalo Bills