On This Day in Sport for March 24

Events in Sport

  • 1876 37th Grand National: Joe Cannon aboard Regal wins
  • 1882 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard Seaman wins
  • 1893 55th Grand National: Bill Dollery aboard Cloister wins
  • 1899 61st Grand National: George Williamson aboard Manifesto wins
  • 1911 73rd Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Glenside wins
  • 1913 Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
  • 1922 81st Grand National: Lewis Rees aboard Music Hall wins (only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish)
  • 1933 92nd Grand National: Dudley Williams aboard Kellsboro' Jack
  • 1936 Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins & 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 mins), ends 1-0
  • 1939 98th Grand National: Tim Hyde aboard Workman wins
  • 1941 LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship
  • 1950 Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship
  • 1956 110th Grand National: Dave Dick aboard E.S.B. wins
  • 1961 NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows
  • 1962 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
  • 1962 Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later

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1968 Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1973 SF 49er pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams
  • 1974 36th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: NC State beats Marquette 76-64

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1979 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes

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1979 10 rebounds & 10 assists, as the Spartans cruise to a 101-67 by Penn Mich State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 pts

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1980 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54
  • 1981 Bombay beat Delhi by innings & 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
  • 1984 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
  • 1985 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
  • 1985 Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah)
  • 1987 WA win the Sheffield Shield by drawing cricket final vs Victoria
  • 1988 Quarterback Dan Fouts retires
  • 1990 Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
  • 1991 Barcelona Dragons beat NY/NJ Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game
  • 1991 Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
  • 1991 NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1996 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 2016 English footballer Adam Johnson sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual activity with a schoolgirl

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1866 Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer
  • 1885 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08)
  • 1889 Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)
  • 1893 George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1925 Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for South Africa, 1 career no-ball)
  • 1931 Thelma Kalama, US, 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1938 Larry Wilson, NFL back (Cardinals)
  • 1943 Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1943 Marika Kilius, German FR, ice skating pair (Olympic-silver-1960, 64)
  • 1944 Denny McLain, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, 31 wins in 1968)
  • 1951 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania

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1951 Pat Bradley, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open), born in Westford, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1953 Steve Lubbers, cricketer (capt of Dutch World Cup team 1996)
  • 1955 Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
  • 1959 Renaldo Nehemiah, US, hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
  • 1961 Dean Jones, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman & fielder 1984-92)
  • 1961 James T Gallagher Jr, PGA golfer (1990 Greater Milw), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Penny Hammel, Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (Jamie Farr Toledo-1985, 89)
  • 1963 Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester)
  • 1963 Sammy Giammatva, tennis star, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1965 Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965 Ben Torriero, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1965 Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965 Marian Vajda, Czech, tennis star
  • 1966 Penny Toler, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1967 Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)
  • 1967 Richard Gillam, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Yoko Zetterlund, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1970 Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1970 Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1970 Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
  • 1970 Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
  • 1972 Steve Karsay, American baseball player
  • 1973 Atle Larsen, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Chip McCaw, volleyball setter (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 David Moravec, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-gold-1998)
  • 1973 Josh Lakatos, trap shooter (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1973 Philippe Boucher, St Apollinaire Ca, NHL defense (LA Kings, Oly-G-98)
  • 1973 Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
  • 1974 Terry Killens, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1975 Debbie Keller, Winfield Ill, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (& John Lee), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1975 Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player
  • 1976 Danielle Garrett, Camp Hill Penn, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer
  • 1976 Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Aaron Brooks, American football player

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1976 Peyton Manning, American football player, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 1977 Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1979 Periklis Iakovakis, Greek athlete
  • 1979 Norris Hopper, American baseball player
  • 1979 Graeme Swann, English cricketer
  • 1980 Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 Corey Hart, American baseball player
  • 1982 Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
  • 1983 T. J. Ford, American basketball player
  • 1984 Chris Bosh, American basketball player
  • 1986 Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver
  • 1986 Anthony McMahon, English footballer
  • 1988 Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Motorcycle mogul Jesse James (43) weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James

Deaths in Sport

  • 1899 Billy Barnes, cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies
  • 1921 Larry McLean, Canadian baseball player (b. 1881)
  • 1932 George Robert Canning, cricketer (the 4th Lord Harris), dies
  • 1999 Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • 2009 George Kell, American baseball player (b. 1922)
  • 2016 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player/coach (Ajax/Barcelona), dies at 68
  • 2016 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), dies of A.L.S. at 46