On This Day in Sport for March 28

Events in Sport

  • 1879 40th Grand National: J. Moore aboard The Liberator IRE wins
  • 1884 46th Grand National: Mr Ted Wilson aboard Voluptuary wins
  • 1890 52nd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Ilex wins
  • 1891 1st world weightlifting championship held
  • 1919 78th Grand National: Ernie Piggott aboard Poethlyn wins
  • 1922 Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1924 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill aboard Master Robert wins
  • 1933 1st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 46-27
  • 1939 Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship
  • 1942 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38
  • 1944 6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40
  • 1950 12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 NYC college becomes 1st to win NCAA & National Inv Basketball in same year
  • 1953 107th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Early Mist wins

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1955 NZ cricket all out for 26 v England at Eden Park
  • 1962 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
  • 1963 AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
  • 1965 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational

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1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1976 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64 at Pennsylvania State University
  • 1977 39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats NC 67-59
  • 1982 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
  • 1982 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • 1982 Last AIAW Women's Basketball Championship, Rutgers beat Texas 83-77 in Philadelphia
  • 1989 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
  • 1990 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient

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1990 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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1991 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1993 22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson
  • 1995 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
  • 1999 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Purdue beats Duke 62-45

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1866 Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer (d. 1902)
  • 1899 August Anheuser Busch, Jr., brewing magnate and American baseball executive (d. 1989)
  • 1899 Buck Shaw, American football coach (d. 1977)
  • 1906 Joseph Wright, Canada, oarsman (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1915 Raymond Emery, cricketer (NZ Test batsman vs West Indies 1952)
  • 1919 Tom Brooks, cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire)
  • 1919 Vic Raschi, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1922 Joey Maxim, American boxer (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Polly Umrigar, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
  • 1929 Paul England, Australian racing driver
  • 1940 J Michael Plumb, Islip NY, equestrian (Oly-2 gold/4 silver-1976,84)
  • 1940 Kevin Loughery, NBA star/coach (Balt, Philadelphia)
  • 1941 Jim Turner, American football player

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1944 Rick Barry, Basketball forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1949 Ronnie Ray Smith, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1949 Shafiq Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman during the 70's)
  • 1952 Tony Brise, racing driver (d. 1975)
  • 1956 Asoka De Silva, cricket leg-spinner (Sri Lanka in 10 Tests 1985-91)
  • 1956 Evelin Jahl, German DR, discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
  • 1956 T A Sekar, Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact)
  • 1957 Harvey Glance, Pheonix City Ala, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1958 Bart Wayne Conner, Morton Grove Ill, gymnist (Olympic-2 gold-1984)
  • 1959 Petra Delhees, Jauch Switzertand, tennis star
  • 1961 Byron Scott, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1962 Terry Szopinski, American pro-wrestler
  • 1963 Therese Washtock, 3 day equestrian (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 Jeff Beukeboom, Ajax, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • 1965 Steve Bull, English footballer
  • 1966 Jason Garrett, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966 Nathalie Herreman, France, tennis star
  • 1966 Serge Djelloul, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 1967 David Lang, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1967 Ed[ward] Grose, Juneau Alaska, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1967 Shawn Boskie, Hawthorne Nevada, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1968 Chad Biafore, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1968 Dennis Postlewait, Jacksonville NC, Nike golfer (1994 Wichita Open)
  • 1968 Nasser Hussain, cricketer (Essex & England batsman)
  • 1968 Teee Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-bronze-92, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Craig Paquette, infielder (KC Royals), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1969 Earnest Stewart, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1969 Elliot Perry, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1969 Scottie Graham, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1970 James Johnson, NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Bucs, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Jason B Gailes, Taunton Mass, rower (Olympics-silver-1996)
  • 1970 Shawn Price, NFL defensive end (GB Packers, Car Panthers, Buf Bills)
  • 1971 Damien Marsh, Georgia, Australian 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Wesley Person, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1972 Derek West, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Jonathan Edwards, doubles luger (Olympics-1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Keith Tkachuk, Melrose MA, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA)
  • 1972 Michael Smith, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1972 Mike Morton, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972 Shannon Mitchell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973 Andrew Whittall, cricketer (cousin of Guy Zimbabwe off-spinner 1996)
  • 1974 K C Jones, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1975 Atta-ur-Rehman, cricketer (Pakistani quickie, debut v Engl1992 age 17)
  • 1975 Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • 1975 Derek Hill, American racing driver
  • 1980 Stiliani Pilatou, Greek long jumper
  • 1980 Luke Walton, American basketball player
  • 1981 Edwar Ramirez, American baseball player
  • 1983 Ryan Ashington, English footballer
  • 1984 Christopher Samba, French-born footballer
  • 1984 Yordanos Abay, Ethiopian footballer
  • 1986 Barbora Strýcová, Czech tennis player
  • 1989 Marek Suchý, Czech footballer
  • 1989 Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater
  • 1989 Lukas Jutkiewicz, English footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1891 Dick Pilling, cricketer ("Prince of Wicketkeepers", Eng 1881-88), dies
  • 1931 Ban Johnson, American baseball executive, founder and President of the American League, dies after a long illness at 67
  • 1946 Chick Fullis, baseball player (b. 1904)

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1953 Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), dies at 64

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1958 Chuck Klein, Philadelphia Phillie HR hitter, dies at 53

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1958 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1959 James Neblett, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935), dies
  • 2013 Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70