March 1919 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Future Hockey Hall of Fame center Newsy Lalonde sets a playoff record with 5 goals in the Canadiens' 6-3 win over Ottawa in NHL Championship Game 3 in Montreal
  • Mar 6 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
  • Mar 28 78th Grand National: Ernie Piggott wins aboard Poethlyn; shortest price winner in history at 11-4

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 4 Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • Mar 17 Hank Sauer, American baseball left fielder (NL MVP, HR leader, RBI leader 1952; MLB All Star 1950, 52; Chicago Cubs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Mar 18 Laila Schou Nilsen, Norwegian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Mar 18 Len Johnson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
  • Mar 26 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • Mar 28 Tom Brooks, Australian cricket umpire (23 Tests 1970-78), born in Paddington, Australia (d. 2007)
  • Mar 28 Vic Raschi, American MLB pitcher (4-time All Star), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1988)