On This Day

March 1925 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 13 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games
  • Mar 27 84th Grand National: Major John Wilson wins aboard 100/9 shot Double Chance; first year a tape, known then as a 'gate', used at the start line
  • Mar 30 Stanley Cup Final, Patrick Arena, Victoria, BC: Victoria Cougars (WCHL) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 6-1 for a 3-1 series win; last non-NHL team to win trophy

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 12 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), born in Saint-Méen-le-Grand, France (d. 1983)
  • Mar 13 Bertha Tickey, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973), born in Dinuba, California (d. 2014)
  • Mar 18 Don Paul, American football player (LA Rams), (d. 2015)
  • Mar 21 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • Mar 23 Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
  • Mar 24 Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
  • Mar 26 Maqsood Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56)
  • Mar 26 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), born in St-Ignace-du-Lac, Maskinongé, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Mar 29 Emlen Tunnell, American football player, NFL safety (Giants, Packers), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 4 John M. Ward, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (perfect game 1880; Providence Grays, New York Gothams / Giants), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Walter Camp, American, father of American football, dies at 65