March 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Golden Triangle Festival Golf Tournament
  • Mar 3 SF Giant's rename their stadium Candlestick Park
  • Mar 7 6th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats North Carolina, 80-56

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 8 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Mar 10 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 15 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Mar 18 Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Mar 21 21st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: California beats W Va 71-70
  • Mar 21 113th Grand National: Michael Scudamore aboard Oxo wins

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Mar 25 Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate
  • Mar 29 Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Laura Hurlbut, LPGA golfer
  • Mar 3 Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • Mar 7 Thomas Edward Lehman, Austin MN, PGA golfer (1994 Memorial Tournament)
  • Mar 13 Dirk Wellham, cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut )
  • Mar 15 Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
  • Mar 15 Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • Mar 17 Brian Douglas Jones, tornado class sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mar 17 Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
  • Mar 20 Dale Reid, Ladybank Scotland, LPGA golfer (European Solheim Cup team)
  • Mar 24 Renaldo Nehemiah, US, hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 25 Vince Guerra, American jockey, born in Tucson
  • Mar 26 David Delong, Portland Ore, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 BC Open)
  • Mar 28 Petra Delhees, Jauch Switzertand, tennis star
  • Mar 29 Brad McCrimmon, Dodsland, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • Mar 30 Daniel Seifried, Canadia Tour golfer (1981 Thunder Bay), born in Kitchener, Ontario

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 4 Maxey Long, American athlete (b. 1878)
  • Mar 28 James Neblett, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935), dies