On This Day in Sport for March 26

Events in Sport

  • 1874 35th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson aboard Reugny FRA wins
  • 1886 48th Grand National: Tommy Skelton aboard Old Joe wins
  • 1897 59th Grand National: Terry Kavanagh aboard Manifesto wins
  • 1909 71st Grand National: Georges Parfrement aboard Lutteur III wins
  • 1915 Stanley Cup: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Ottawa Senators
  • 1915 77th Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Ally Sloper wins
  • 1917 Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley Cup
  • 1920 79th Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Troytown wins
  • 1923 Stanley Cup: Ott Senators beat Vanc Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 1
  • 1926 85th Grand National: Billy Watkinson aboard Jack Horner wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1937 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • 1945 Venray soccer team forms
  • 1949 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36
  • 1949 103rd Grand National: Leo McMorrow aboard Russian Hero wins
  • 1951 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open
  • 1952 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63
  • 1955 109th Grand National: Pat Taaffe aboard Quare Times wins
  • 1960 Orioles-Reds series planned for Havana is moved to Miami
  • 1960 USC captures NCAA swimming title
  • 1960 114th Grand National: Gerry Scott aboard Merryman II wins

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1966 120th Grand National: Tim Norman aboard Anglo wins

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1972 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
  • 1972 LA Lakers broke NBA record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13)
  • 1973 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76
  • 1973 UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1974 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1975 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses
  • 1979 41st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich State beats Indiana St 75-64
  • 1979 Padres & Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it
  • 1989 Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
  • 1991 Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34
  • 1991 Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1992 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
  • 1995 24th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nanci Bowen
  • 1996 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)
  • 1997 NHL announce Might Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1908 Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling, Essen Germany, tennis star (French 1935)
  • 1916 Bill Edrich, English cricketer (Middlesex & England bat, Compton's mate)
  • 1919 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • 1920 Sergio Livingstone, Santiago, Chile, football player and journalist (52 caps), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Maqsood Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56)
  • 1934 Gino Cappelletti, ORFU, AFL running back (AFL Player of Year 1964)
  • 1937 Barbara Pearl Jones, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Wayne Embry, holder of 7 basketball records (Miami of Ohio)
  • 1940 Braulio Baeza, jockey (National Horse Racing Hall of Famer)
  • 1941 Barclay Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Bob Plager
  • 1941 Bob Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Barclay Plager
  • 1945 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1950 Graham Barlow, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)
  • 1952 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver (d. 1987)
  • 1953 Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)
  • 1955 Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1957 Walter Rohlfing, Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
  • 1958 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer
  • 1959 David Delong, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 BC Open), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1960 Debbie Hall, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Marcus Allen, NFL running back (LA Raiders, KC Chiefs, Heisman 1981)
  • 1960 Michael Evans, Fontana CA, US water polo player (Olympic-silver-88)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1962 John Stockton, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympics-gold-96), born in Spokane, Washington

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • 1962 Kevin Seitzer, Springfield IL, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1962 Maarten de Young, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1963 Rebecca Twigg, 79K cyclist (Olympic-silver-1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964 Ab Plugboer, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1964 Ulf Samuelsson, Fagersta SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers)
  • 1964 Martin Donnelly, Irish racecar driver
  • 1966 Lee Porter, Nike golfer (1992 Texarkana Open-5th), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1966 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (NO Saints)
  • 1967 Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1968 Edward Kaminski, KC Kansas, javelin thrower
  • 1968 Ian Hutchings, Zimbabwe, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike Klassic)
  • 1968 Jose Vizcaino, MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • 1968 Kari Gronroos, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1968 Mike Trevathan, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • 1968 Shane Reynolds, Bastrop LA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1968 Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
  • 1969 Luke Richardson, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969 Vikram Rathour, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1996-)
  • 1970 Paul Bosvelt, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente)
  • 1971 Dave DeGraaf, Lansing Mich, team handball circle (Olympics-1996)
  • 1971 Jesus Tavarez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1971 Rennae Stubbs, Australian tennis star, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1971 Tommy Fagan, CFL/NFL defensive end (Atl Falcons, Winn Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Naoko Kijimuta, Japanese tennis star (1996 Jakarta), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1972 Steve Anderson, CFL defensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1973 Marshall Faulk, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1973 Matt Burke, Australian rugby player
  • 1974 Alfred Shipman, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • 1974 Irina Spirlea, Bucharest Romania, tennis star (1996 Amelia Island)
  • 1974 Mike Peca, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1976 Ufuk Talay, Australian soccer player
  • 1977 Kevin Davies, English footballer
  • 1978 Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player
  • 1979 Pierre Wome, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1979 Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Baruch Dego, Israeli football player
  • 1981 Josh Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1982 Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwean cricket captain
  • 1989 Von Miller, NFL outside linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Dallas, Texas

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1967 NBA forward Elvin Hayes (21) weds college sweetheart Erna Livingston

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926 Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1937 Albert Relf, cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide
  • 1940 Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)
  • 1942 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • 1958 Phil Mead, cricketer (55061 1st-class runs 1905-36), dies
  • 1973 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • 1973 Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)
  • 1981 Tim Wall, cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies
  • 1993 Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
  • 2005 Marius Russo, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • 2006 Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • 2008 Heath Benedict, American Football Player (b. 1983)
  • 2013 Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67