On This Day in Sport for March 11

Events in Sport

  • 1863 25th Grand National: George Stevens aboard Emblem wins
  • 1892 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass)
  • 1901 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Balt mgr John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • 1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
  • 1905 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
  • 1912 1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
  • 1917 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
  • 1924 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
  • 1928 Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
  • 1934 Netherlands beats Belgium at soccer 9-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, to become wrestling champ

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1956 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
  • 1961 Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks & Maple Leafs (20 each)
  • 1967 14th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73
  • 1972 19th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 73-64

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1979 Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game
  • 1980 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw
  • 1981 Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1983 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1984 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 1984 31st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats Duke, 74-62

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1986 NFL adopts instant replay rule
  • 1987 Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
  • 1990 Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
  • 1990 37th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #14 Georgia Tech beats Virginia, 70-61
  • 1990 31st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Ole Miss, 70-51
  • 1990 11th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Syracuse, 78-75
  • 1991 John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1997 SF Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
  • 2000 21st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Connecticut, 80-70
  • 2001 48th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats #6 North Carolina, 79-53
  • 2001 42nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Ole Miss, 77-55
  • 2006 27th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Pittsburgh, 65-61
  • 2007 54th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #8 North Carolina beats NC State, 89-80
  • 2007 48th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Arkansas, 77-56
  • 2012 59th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #17 Florida State beats #4 North Carolina, 85-82
  • 2012 53rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Vanderbilt beats Kentucky, 71-64

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1863 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
  • 1885 Malcolm Campbell, 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/min (8 km/min)
  • 1903 George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)
  • 1915 Vijay Hazare, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)
  • 1923 A Louise Brough Clapp, Oklahoma, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champ)
  • 1929 Jackie McGlew, cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
  • 1934 Sydney Burke, cricketer (South African quick, 11 wkts on Test debut v NZ 1961)
  • 1937 John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
  • 1945 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
  • 1948 César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
  • 1964 Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)
  • 1965 Eric Jelen, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1966 Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Andrew Zesers, cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)
  • 1967 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1969 Dan Lacroix, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Brett Liddle, Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
  • 1970 Evgeniy Koreshkov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1971 Bob Kronenberg, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Oly-gold-98)
  • 1971 Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Oly-Gold-1998)
  • 1972 Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1972 Chris Shelling, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • 1973 Kennedy Otieno, Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 v Aust 1996 World Cup)
  • 1973 Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • 1973 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
  • 1974 Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 David Cameron, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Kevin Donovan, Des Plaines Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes-2nd)
  • 1975 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975 Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1976 Thomas Gravesen, Danish footballer
  • 1977 Becky Hammon, WNBA player
  • 1978 Didier Drogba, Ivorian footballer
  • 1978 Albert Luque, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 Fred Jones, American basketball player
  • 1979 Elton Brand, American basketball player
  • 1980 Paul Scharner, Austrian footballer
  • 1980 Dan Uggla, American baseball player
  • 1981 Lee Evans, American football player
  • 1982 Hasan Raza, cricketer (Test cricketer at the age of 14)
  • 1982 Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player
  • 1985 Derek Schouman, American football player
  • 1985 Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian soccer player
  • 1987 Marc-Andre Gragnani, Canadian ice hockey player

Deaths in Sport

  • 1894 John Selby, cricketer (6 Tests for England 1877-82), dies
  • 1900 Edmund Peate, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies
  • 1926 John Henry Anderson, cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1963 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies
  • 1977 Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 1990 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • 1993 Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
  • 2006 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)
  • 2010 Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor, dies of cancer at 69