March 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

8th Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

15th 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

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

22nd Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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