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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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