1940 Bob Feller of Cleveland defeats the White Sox 1-0 in the only opening day no-hitter in major-league history, at Chicago.
1958 Arnold Palmer edges Doug Ford by one stroke to win the Masters.
1987 Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scores 61 points in a 117-114 loss to the Atlanta Hawks and becomes the second player to surpass the 3,000-point mark in a season.
1995 Utah's Tom Chambers scores 15 points in a 105-83 win over the Los Angeles Clippers to become the 20th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points.
1997 The Chicago Cubs set the mark for worst start in National League history, extending their losing streak to 12 with a 4-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Chicago breaks the overall NL record of 0-11 by the 1884 Detroit Wolverines.
2005 Phoenix's 116-98 victory over Sacramento ties the Suns with the 1979-80 Boston Celtics for the third-largest turnaround in league history at 32 games. The Suns' 29-53 record last season was the third worst in franchise history.
2007 Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya wins the Boston Marathon for the third time, defending his title with a time of 2:14:13. Russia's Lidiya Grigoryeva captures the women's race in 2:29:18.