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2018

Kimi Räikkönen hits a mechanic during a pit stop

During the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix, Kimi Räikkönen got into an accident, when he struck Ferrari tyre changer Francesco Cigarini. It occured during his 2nd pit stop on lap 35. It was caused by faulty pit box light that changed color to green early. Following the accident, Räikkönen stopped in the pit lane and retired the car.

2001

Tiger Woods wins 65th Masters Golf Tournament

The 2001 Masters Tournament was the 65th Masters Tournament, held in April at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Tiger Woods won his second Masters and sixth major championship, two strokes ahead of runner-up David Duval.

1995

Oliver McCall fights vs. Larry Holmes

Oliver McCall vs. Larry Holmes, billed as "The Burden of Proof", was a professional boxing match contested in April 1995 for the WBC Heavyweight Championship. Judges Barbara Perez and Tomi Tomihari gave the fight to McCall 115-114 and Chuck Giampa called it 115-112.

1992

Arthur Ashe announces he has AIDS

Ashe publicly announced his illness and began working to educate others about HIV and AIDS. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health before his death from AIDS-related pneumonia at age 49. In 1993, Ashe was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the United States President Bill Clinton.

1991

Jockey Bill Shoemaker paralyzed in a car accident

William Lee Shoemaker was an American jockey who was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for his accomplishments. Roughly a year after his retirement, he got into a car accident while drunk-driving. As a result of the crash, Shoemaker was left paralyzed from the neck down.

1975

Frank Robinson becomes the first African American MLB manager

Frank Robinson made history when he became the first African-American manager in the major leagues. Still active as a player, he made the day even more memorable by hitting a home run in his first at bat, giving the Indians a 1-0 lead on their way to a 5-3 win.

1974

Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run

Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run and breaks the long standing record held by Babe Ruth. Aaron’s record-breaking 715th homer came in the fourth inning of the Braves’ home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with over 53,000 fans in attendance at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

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