On This Day in Sport for March 10

Events in Sport

  • 1888 Heavyweight Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
  • 1896 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 [OS]
  • 1896 After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world Heavyweight championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
  • 1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Montreal AAA in 2 games
  • 1913 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games

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1920 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1934 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games with 15 wins, 3 ties
  • 1949 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
  • 1957 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
  • 1959 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck
  • 1962 Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida

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1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1973 20th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 76-74
  • 1974 Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
  • 1982 Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
  • 1983 Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1984 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
  • 1984 25th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Auburn, 51-49
  • 1984 5th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 82-71 (OT)
  • 1985 Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
  • 1985 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
  • 1985 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
  • 1985 32nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats North Carolina, 57-54

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1988 NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1991 Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs

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1991 Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1991 38th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 North Carolina beats #6 Duke, 96-74
  • 1991 32nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Tennessee, 88-69
  • 1991 12th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Georgetown, 74-62
  • 1995 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • 1996 43rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Wake Forest beats #18 Georgia Tech, 75-74
  • 1996 37th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Kentucky, 84-73
  • 2001 22nd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Boston College beats Pittsburgh, 79-57
  • 2002 49th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats NC State, 91-61
  • 2002 43rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Alabama, 61-58
  • 2007 28th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Pittsburgh, 65-42
  • 2012 33rd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Cincinnati, 50-44

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1850 Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
  • 1865 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
  • 1880 Michael Jacobs, American boxing promoter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Kristjan Palusalu, Estonia, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1914 Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)
  • 1928 Arthur Milton, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's)
  • 1930 Sandor Iharos, athlete
  • 1932 Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1936 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official
  • 1938 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • 1938 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1939 Irina Press, USSR, 80m hurdles/Pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
  • 1941 Sandra Palmer, LPGA golfer (1986 Mayflower Classic), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1946 Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
  • 1948 Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1955 Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1956 Janet Anderson, West Sunbury PA, LPGA golfer (1982 US Women's Open)
  • 1957 Adolfo Horta, Camaguey Cuba, HW boxer (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1960 Linda Jezek, California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
  • 1961 Jesse Sapolu, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • 1961 Mitch Gaylord, CA, gymnist (Olympics 1984)/actor (American Anthem)
  • 1961 Bobby Petrino, American football coach
  • 1961 Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
  • 1962 Andre Waters, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1963 John Cangelosi, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Greg Campbell, cricketer (Aussie pace-bowler 1989-90)
  • 1965 Paul Masotti, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1965 Rod Woodson, American NFL cornerback/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers, SF 49ers), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1966 Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969 Jay Hillmann, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • 1969 Stephen Leaney, Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Infinit TPC-7th)
  • 1970 Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Frank Habermann, WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Morris Unutoa, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Shad Williams, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fresno, California
  • 1971 Steve Arnold, British racing driver
  • 1972 Jack Kellogg, WLAF CB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
  • 1973 Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • 1973 Chris Sutton, English footballer
  • 1975 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1975 Lyne Bessette, Quebec professional cyclist
  • 1976 Barbara Schett, Innsbruck Austria, tennis star
  • 1977 Shannon Miller, Rolla MO, gymnast (Oly2 gold-2 silver/3 bronze-92, 96)
  • 1977 Peter Enckelman, Finnish footballer
  • 1981 Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1981 Efthimios Kouloucheris, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Steven Reid, English-born footballer
  • 1982 Timo Glock, German racing car driver
  • 1984 Ben May, English footballer
  • 1985 Lassana Diarra, French footballer
  • 1988 Ivan Rakitić, Croatian Footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1918 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61
  • 1949 James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
  • 2003 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2012 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer, dies from a hit and run at 35
  • 2012 Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player, dies at 86