Events in Sport in March 1969

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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2nd Phil Esposito becomes 1st NHL Player to score 100 points in a season

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 8th 16th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 85-74
  • 14th Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
  • 14th Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI v NZ
  • 16th Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period

Sport awardGolf Tournament

17th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 22nd 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
  • 23rd Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Charlotte Golf Invitational
  • 29th 123rd Grand National: Eddie P. Harty, Sr. aboard Highland Wedding wins
  • 30th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational