Sporting Events on April 6

1896 :1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS]
1896 :American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history
1926 :Stanley Cup: Montl Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 3 games to 1
1930 :Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
1936 :3rd Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
1941 :8th Golf Masters Championship: Craig Wood wins, shooting a 280
1947 :11th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 281
1947 :1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win
1952 :16th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 286
1954 :Mont Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Det
1959 :31st Academy Awards - "Gigi," Susan Hayward & David Niven win
1974 :Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
1977 :Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners 1st game, loses to Angels 7-0
1978 :Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by inn & 193 to win Ranji Trophy
1982 :Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minn 52,279
1985 :Bombay beat Delhi by 90 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final
1988 :NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to Isles 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
1991 :NY-NJ Knights 1st home game (Giant Stad) lose to Frankfurt 27-17
1992 :1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
1994 :1st scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out
1996 :photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game
1997 :9th Seniors Golf Tradition: Gil Morgan wins
1997 :Brad Faxon wins Freeport-McDermott Golf Classic



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