April 18, 1936The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.
Champions Day is a special day that was set aside in 1936 to commemorate a number of sporting victories and accomplishments by Detroit, Michigan natives and teams in the early 1930s. April 18 was designated Champions Day in Michigan by the state Governor Frank Fitzgerald, and then specifically for Detroit by the Detroit City Council. The first Champions Day was celebrated with a large party at the Detroit Masonic Temple, an event sponcered by the (now defunct) Detroit Times newspaper. Over 600 fans attended the paid event.