Events in Sport in March 1979

  • 3rd 26th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 71-63
  • 3rd 20th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Tennessee beats Kentucky, 75-69
  • 4th Sally Little wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • 7th Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro & amateur umpires
  • 7th Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 9th Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters

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11th Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 11th Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game

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13th Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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15th Isle's Bryan Trottier's 5th career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 18th Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • 22nd NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)

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23rd Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 24th 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes

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24th 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
  • 25th Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • 26th 41st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich State beats Indiana St 75-64
  • 26th Padres & Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it
  • 29th Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 29th Last day of Test cricket for Mushtaq Mohammad
  • 31st 133rd Grand National: Maurice Barnes aboard Rubstic wins