Events in Sport in April 1991

  • Apr 1 Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets
  • Apr 1 53rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Kansas 72-65
  • Apr 3 Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox
  • Apr 5 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games

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Apr 6 Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Apr 6 145th Grand National: Nigel Hawke aboard Seagram wins

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Apr 7 3rd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 7 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Apr 8 Jockey Bill Shoemaker paralyzed in a car accident
  • Apr 8 Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Apr 10 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Apr 10 Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)
  • Apr 14 55th Masters Golf Tournament: Ian Woosnam wins, shooting a 277
  • Apr 14 Chic Blackhawks becomes 1st NHL regular season champion in 20 years to lose in 1st round of the playoffs (To Minn North Stars)
  • Apr 15 95th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 1st man in 2:11:06 and Wanda Panfil of Poland 1st woman in 2:24:18

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 15 Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Apr 15 Sacramento Kings set NBA record, losing 35th consecutive game on road
  • Apr 16 St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7

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Apr 18 John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 19 Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Apr 20 Mark Lenzi is 1st diver to score 100 pts on a dive (101.85)
  • Apr 21 52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
  • Apr 21 Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17)
  • Apr 21 Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)
  • Apr 21 1991 NFL Draft: Russell Maryland from University of Miami first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • Apr 22 Frank Thomas is 1st White Sox to homer at new Comiskey Park

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Apr 23 Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Apr 23 Gordon Greenidge scores 223 v Aus, his last Test Cricket knock at home
  • Apr 25 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
  • Apr 26 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics