On This Day in Sport for March 13

Events in Sport

  • 1861 23rd Grand National: Joseph Kendall aboard Jealousy wins
  • 1878 Oxford University defeats Cambridge University in their 1st golf match
  • 1894 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • 1911 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont) 7-4
  • 1912 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Moncton (NB) in 2 games
  • 1915 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit
  • 1918 1st NHL championship: Mont Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set
  • 1922 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games
  • 1925 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games

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1929 Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1943 Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)
  • 1954 Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
  • 1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1956 NZ bowl out WI for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win
  • 1960 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1960 NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis
  • 1960 White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1971 18th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: South Carolina beats North Carolina, 52-51

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1979 Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1982 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • 1982 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA)
  • 1982 Elaine Zayak, lands 6 triple jumps to win world skating championship
  • 1983 30th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Virginia, 81-78
  • 1983 24th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Alabama, 86-71
  • 1984 Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird
  • 1984 WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
  • 1988 35th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats North Carolina, 65-61
  • 1988 29th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Georgia, 62-57
  • 1988 9th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Villanova, 85-68

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1992 Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1994 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • 1994 41st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 North Carolina beats Virginia, 73-66
  • 1994 35th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 73-60
  • 1994 15th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Georgetown, 74-64
  • 2004 25th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Pittsburgh, 61-58
  • 2005 52nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 69-64
  • 2005 46th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 70-53
  • 2009 30th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 Louisville beats #10 Villanova, 69-55
  • 2010 31st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 West Virginia beats #22 Georgetown, 60-58
  • 2011 58th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 Duke beats #6 North Carolina, 75-58
  • 2011 52nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 70-54

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1859 Ivo Bligh, cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83)
  • 1886 John "Home Run" Baker, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series)
  • 1897 William Herald, Australia, swimmer (Olympic-1920)
  • 1900 Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1918 George McAfee, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1921 Cyril Poole, cricketer (England batsman against India 1951-52)
  • 1922 Brun Smith, cricketer (NZ right-handed batsman of late 1940's)
  • 1922 Jim Rodger, sports writer
  • 1925 Bertha Tickey, Dinuba California, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973)
  • 1929 Walter Medio, race horse trainer
  • 1938 Joseph Bellino, footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy)
  • 1947 Tomas Hinojosa, jockey
  • 1949 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (d. 1974)
  • 1950 Bernard Julien, cricketer (WI left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's)
  • 1950 Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champ 1971)
  • 1953 Andy Bean, Lafayette Ga, PGA golfer (Western 1978, Kemper 1978)
  • 1955 Olga Rukavishnikova, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1955 Bruno Conti, Italian footballer
  • 1957 Steve Lake, American baseball player
  • 1959 Dirk Wellham, cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut )
  • 1961 Cor Lems, soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90)
  • 1962 Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1963 Mariano Duncan, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, infielder (NY Yankees)
  • 1963 Vance Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos)
  • 1964 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Akira Nogami, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1966 Tine Scheuer-Larsen, Denmark, tennis star
  • 1967 Colleen Rosensteel, American heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Satu Huotari, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1967 Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1969 Chris Zorich, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1969 Kevin Kaminski, Churchbridge, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1971 Curtis Conway, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Li Chen, Changsha China, tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX)
  • 1971 Paul Henderson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Ralf Kleinmann, WLAF kicker/punter (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Robert Samuels, cricketer (West Indies Test opening batsman v NZ 1996)
  • 1971 Ryan Hayden, 400m hurdler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Tony Vinson, NFL running back (Atl Falcons, Lon Monarchs, Balt Ravens)
  • 1972 Avrom Smith, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Trent Dilfer, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1973 Bobby Jackson, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1973 Dan Wilkinson, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1973 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • 1973 Trezelle Jenkins, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1974 Corinna Broiz, Garberville Colo, lightweight judoka (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Thomas Enqvist, tennis star (1991 Wimbledon jr boys), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1974 Vampeta, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1977 Momo Sylla, Guinean footballer
  • 1978 Tom Danielson, American cyclist
  • 1978 Kenny Watson, American football player
  • 1979 Johan Santana, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1979 Cedric Van Branteghem, Belgian athlete
  • 1980 Caron Butler, American basketballer
  • 1982 Nicole Ohlde, WNBA basketball player
  • 1983 Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer
  • 1984 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete
  • 1984 Steve Darcis, Belgian tennis player
  • 1984 Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player
  • 1985 Alcides, Brazilian football player
  • 1985 Austin Scott, American football player
  • 1987 Marco Andretti, American racecar driver (grandson of Mario Andretti)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1963 Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
  • 1967 Frank Worrell, West indian cricketer, dies
  • 1978 Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (3 wkts in 2 Tests for India), dies
  • 1983 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies at 58
  • 1984 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF bat), dies
  • 1995 Leon Day, pitcher (Negro Leagues), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 2006 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (b. 1944)
  • 2012 Jock Hobbs [Michael], New Zealand Rugby Union chairman and All Black, dies from leukemia at 52
  • 2013 Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • 2015 Al Rosen, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and baseball executive, dies at 91