1750 Jack Slack retains Champion of England boxing title, beats Frenchman Jean Petit in 7 rounds in Harlston, England; acknowledged as first international prize fight
1896 Hungarian swimmer Alfréd Hajós beats Otto Herschmann of Austria by 0.6s to win the inaugural Olympic 100m freestyle final in 1:22.2 at the Athens Games; also takes out the 1,200m on the same day
1896 Irish tennis player John Boland, representing Great Britain wins both the men’s singles and doubles finals at the Athens Olympics; Dionysios Kasdaglis of Greece loses both matches
1907 New York Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame backstop Roger Bresnahan becomes first catcher to wear shin guards
1921 KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee)
1924 1st men’s college swimming championships begin
1948 12th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Claude Harmon shoots a record-tying 279 (−9) to finish 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Cary Middlecoff
1955 Gary Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted
1961 15th NBA Championship: Bos Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 1
1962 New York Mets make a losing debut
1966 30th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Nicklaus becomes first back-to-back champion winning an 18-hole Monday playoff with Tommy Jacobs and Gay Brewer
1966 Emmett Ashford becomes first African American major league baseball umpire in Washington Senators’ game against the Cleveland Indians at D.C. Stadium
1971 35th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Charles Coody wins his only major title by 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Johnny Miller and Jack Nicklaus
1975 J. P. Parisé scores an 11 sec OT goal, to see the NY Islanders eliminate the NY Rangers in their ever 1st playoff advance
1982 46th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Craig Stadler wins his only major title by defeating Dan Pohl on the 1st hole of a sudden-death playoff
1987 Yankees score 12 runs in 7th inning vs KC Royals
1987 Zoja Ivanova wins 2nd female World Cup marathon (2:30:39)
1990 MLB California Angels Mark Langston & Mike Witt, no-hit Seattle, 1-0
1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary playoffs
1992 MLB Cleveland Indians set team record for long game loss to Boston Red Sox (19 innings – 6½ hr)
1996 Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season
1999 Neil Jenkins converts a Scott Gibbs try to give Wales a famous, 32-31 win over England at Wembley Stadium; allows Scotland to win final Five Nations Rugby Championship; reverts to 6 teams in 2000
2000 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is sacked after admitting dishonesty following match-fixing allegations in India
2010 74th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Phil Mickelson wins his 3rd green jacket by 3 strokes from England’s Lee Westwood
2015 168th Grand National: Jockey Leighton Aspell wins his second consecutive GN aboard 25/1 shot Many Clouds; owner Trevor Hemmings’ 3rd GN victory
2021 85th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Hideki Matsuyama become first Japanese male to win a golf major; hangs on to beat American Will Zalatoris by 1 stroke

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