On This Day in Sport for March 19

Events in Sport

  • 1880 41st Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Empress IRE wins
  • 1880 42nd Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Empress IRE wins
  • 1892 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
  • 1897 Yale defeated Penn, 30-10 in 1st major college basketball game
  • 1910 6th Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Horace Rice (6-4, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1914 Stanley Cup: Tor Blueshirts (NHA) sweep Vict Capitals (PCHA) in 3 game
  • 1937 96th Grand National: Evan Williams aboard Royal Mail wins
  • 1938 Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes

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1943 In their third match, Jake LaMotta finally defeats Jimmy Reeves by knocking him out in the sixth round

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • 1950 5th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • 1955 17th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: SF beats La Salle 77-63
  • 1956 Biggest NBA margin of victory - Minn Lakers-133, St Louis Hawks-75
  • 1960 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
  • 1966 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Ky 72-65
  • 1967 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
  • 1971 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half
  • 1972 1st AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48 in Normal
  • 1972 Carol Mann wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • 1972 LA Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 pts
  • 1975 Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
  • 1978 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • 1981 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
  • 1984 Pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering
  • 1985 NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
  • 1989 Lori Garbacz wins Circle K LPGA Golf Open Tucson
  • 1990 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
  • 1991 KC Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers
  • 1991 Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses

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1991 St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

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1991 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1994 NJ Devils club record 41st win of the season
  • 1995 Laura Davis wins LPGA Standard Register PING Golf Tournament

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1995 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1995 NBA NY Knicks beat NY Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)
  • 1997 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1871 Joseph McGinnity, Rock Island Ill, baseball pitcher (NY Giants)
  • 1871 Schofield Haigh, cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
  • 1888 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
  • 1909 Attilio Demaria, Argentinian footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1913 William Chatterton, cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
  • 1914 J Jay Berwanger, 1st Heisman Trophy winner (1935)
  • 1915 Norman Yardley, English cricket captain (late 40's)

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1927 Richie Ashburn, American hall of fame baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1997)

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • 1928 Clive Van Ryneveld, cricketer (South African all-rounder 1951-58)
  • 1932 Gay Robert Brewer, Middletwon OH, PGA golfer (1972 Canadian)
  • 1939 Abbas Ali Baig, cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut v England 1959)
  • 1939 Joe Kapp, NFL QB (Minnesota Vikings, Boston Patriots, Houston Oilers)
  • 1943 Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver
  • 1946 Mohammad Ilyas, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
  • 1947 Earlie Fires, jockey (Hialeah Park)
  • 1947 Vince Martino, WLAF offensive asst (Barcelona Dragons), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1947 Marinho Peres, Brazilian football player
  • 1948 Vintcent Van der Bijl, Natal cricket bowler (superb 2m of 70's & 80's)
  • 1952 Warren Lees, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
  • 1953 Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1954 Charles Pinnell, horse trainer
  • 1957 Blake Passey, horse trainer
  • 1961 Jos Lansink, Dutch-Belgian equestrian
  • 1962 Ivan Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1966 Paul Devenport, New Zealand, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Texas Tour)
  • 1966 Andy Sinton, English footballer
  • 1967 Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1968 Liam Jewell, kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Tyrone Hill, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1969 Arjan Vermeulen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1969 Scott Alexander Brownlee, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1970 Errol Refos, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970 Janne Laukenen, Lahti FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-B-98, Senators)
  • 1970 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Sean Fleming, CFL kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1971 Cory Fleming, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Kirk Botkin, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971 Louie Debrusk, Cambridge, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1971 Marty Moore, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Taase Faumui, NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971 Whitney Hedgepeth, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-2 silver-96)
  • 1972 Maria Maunder, St John's New Foundland, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 John Michels, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974 John Coppinger, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1975 Antonio Daniels, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1976 Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer
  • 1979 Christos Patsatzoglou, Greek footballer
  • 1979 Hee-Seop Choi, Korean baseball player
  • 1979 Ivan Ljubičić, Croatian tennis player
  • 1979 Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
  • 1981 Kolo Touré, Ivorian footballer
  • 1982 Brad Jones, Australian footballer
  • 1982 Jonathan Fanene, American football player
  • 1985 Ernesto Viso, Venezuelan racing driver
  • 1987 Michal Švec, Czech footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1982 Race car driver Al Unser Jr (19) weds Shelley Unser

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.

Deaths in Sport

  • 1958 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • 1991 John Russell Thomas, NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies