Events in Sport on March 31

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1877 Test Cricket debut of Fred "Demon" Spofforth, Aust v Eng MCG

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1905 67th Grand National: Frank Mason aboard Kirkland wins
  • 1909 Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years
  • 1923 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) sweep Edm Eskimos (WCHL) in 2 games
  • 1935 Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49)
  • 1955 Collie Smith scores 104 on cricket debut WI v Aust, Kingston
  • 1962 116th Grand National: Fred Winter aboard Kilmore wins

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1973 Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders, on 60 shots

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1973 Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1973 127th Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Rum wins
  • 1975 37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55
  • 1976 Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their 1st ever NBA playoff bearth
  • 1979 133rd Grand National: Maurice Barnes aboard Rubstic wins

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1980 Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for WBA heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1984 138th Grand National: Neale Doughty aboard Hallo Dandy wins
  • 1985 4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Ga 70-65
  • 1986 48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69
  • 1987 49th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Syracuse 74-73

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1988 NY Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin night

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1991 10th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia 70-67
  • 1991 20th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott

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1991 St Louis Blues Brett Hull scores his 86th goal

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • 1992 Delhi beat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
  • 1995 Bombay beat Punjab on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
  • 1995 Federal judge orders injunction to end baseball strike
  • 1996 15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Georgia 83-65

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1996 25th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1997 59th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Arizona beats Kentucky 84-79 (OT)
  • 1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1st game they host Detroit Tigers
  • 2002 21st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Oklahoma 82-70