Sporting Events on April 9

1906 :3ęth modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS)
1912 :1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
1913 :Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0
1932 :Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games
1935 :Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
1945 :NFL requires players to wear long stockings
1946 :Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
1950 :14th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 283
1950 :4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party & South Pacific win
1959 :13th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics sweep Minn Lakers in 4 games
1959 :Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title
1960 :14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
1962 :26th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280
1962 :34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story," Sophia Loren & Max Schell win
1965 :1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition
1967 :31st Golf Masters Championship: Gay Brewer Jr wins, shooting a 280
1972 :36th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
1972 :Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI
1973 :37th Golf Masters Championship: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283
1978 :42nd Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 277
1978 :Gervin scores 63 points in separate NBA games (33 in 1 quarter)
1979 :51st Academy Awards - "Deer Hunter," Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win
1980 :Kings tie NHL rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Isles
1982 :LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
1984 :56th Academy Awards - "Terms of Endearment," R Duvall & S Maclaine win
1985 :White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
1986 :"Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
1987 :For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game
1989 :53rd Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283
1993 :Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos
1995 :59th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274
1997 :NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl"
2003 :USA: Michael Jordan says he is not interested in moving to the Chicago Bulls to take over as its executive vice-president of basketball operations after he retires at the end of this season.



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