April 13, 1997. Tiger Woods tears the record books to shreds with his first major golf title at the Masters in Augusta. Aged 21, he broke 20 tournament records including lowest score (18 under par), biggest winning margin (12 shots) and youngest ever champion. He received the coveted Green Jacket from the previous year’s champion Nick Faldo and picked up a winner’s cheque of $486,000. Woods went on to win three more Masters titles and 10 other Majors, the last of which was the US Open in 2008. However he has not won any trophies since media reports about his marital infidelities broke in November 2009.
Also on April 13: Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American to win a Best Actor Oscar (1963); Hungary declares its independence from the Habsburg Empire (1849).
Born on April 13: Guy Fawkes (1570), Butch Cassidy (1866), Samuel Beckett (1906), Al Green (1946), Garry Kasparov (1963)