March 1878 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Mar 13 Oxford University defeats Cambridge University in their 1st golf match
  • Mar 29 39th Grand National: J. Jones aboard Shifnal wins

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,1st African American heavyweight boxing champ (1908-1915), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1946)