March 1878 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 13 Oxford University defeats Cambridge University in their 1st golf match
  • Mar 23 English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers beat Royal Engineers, 3–1; Wanderers' back-to-back and 5th title overall
  • Mar 29 40th Grand National: John Jones aboard 7/1 chance Shifnal wins by 2 lengths from Martha

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 15 Hanson Carter, cricketer (Yorkshire Aussie WK of early 20th century)
  • Mar 22 Michel Théato, Luxembourgian athlete (d. 1919)
  • Mar 27 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28) born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • Mar 31 Jack Johnson, American boxer (1st African-American heavyweight champion [1908-15]), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1946)