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 Sports History and Sports Events on April 1 provides the history of Sports on April 1 by noting memorable events that occurred in Sports on April 1. Create a FREE personal calendar to organize your special occasions, personal tasks, holidays, appointments and special events in history that interest you. Historical sports events include NFL Super Bowl champions, NBA Championship, NHL Stanley Cup, PGA Tour Champions, MLS Cup, Boxing Heavy Weight Champion, NCAA National Championships, Olympics Medal Winners, Tennis US Open Winner and more sports history.
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1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Phila-5), April 1, 1876
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Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball, April 1, 1931
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Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY, April 1, 1938
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Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, headed by Bud Selig, purchases the Seattle Pilots for $10,800,000 Although negotiations were conducted over a period of months, it was not until March 13 when a federa, April 1, 1970
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Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike, April 1, 1972
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Baseball Players' Assn votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games, April 1, 1980
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A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball, April 1, 1989
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3rd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: Southern Cal beats Tenn 72-61, April 1, 1984
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47th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75, April 1, 1985
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9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81, April 1, 1990
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53rd NCAA Mens Basketball Champion: Duke Bluedevils beats Kansas 72-65, April 1, 1991
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58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67, April 1, 1996
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20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at St Louis, April 1, 2001
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64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Georgia Dome Atlanta, April 1, 2002
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Boxing Return to top
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Cricket Return to top
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Football Return to top
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Golf Return to top
Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic, April 1, 1973
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Joanne Carner wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open, April 1, 1979
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2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins, April 1, 1990
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19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King, April 1, 1990
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Hockey Return to top
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NFL Football Return to top
NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games, April 1, 1977
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NFL decides to stay with 17 week sched instead of expanded 18 games, April 1, 1992
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Olympics Return to top
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Rugby Return to top
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Soccer Return to top
Soccer team Sparta forms in Rotterdam, April 1, 1888
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UVS Soccer team forms in Lead, April 1, 1914
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Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren, April 1, 1926
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Sons of Elburger Soccer team forms in Elburg, April 1, 1945
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Tennis Return to top
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Yachting Return to top
No Historical Yachting Events on April 1
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