On This Day

March 1926 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Mar 26 85th Grand National: Billy Watkinson victorious aboard 25/1 bet Jack Horner; first Australian jockey to win the race

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPete Rozelle

Mar 1 Pete Rozelle, American football executive (NFL Commissioner 1960-89), born in South Gate, California (d. 1996)

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • Mar 1 Allan Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1962-64, 67; NHL All-Star 1960, 61, 66; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Timmins, Ontario (d. 2013)
  • Mar 4 Pascual Pérez (boxing), Argentine flyweight boxer (d. 1977)
  • Mar 6 Ann Curtis, 400m/800m US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1948), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 12 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway rider (world champion, 1950, 1952), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2013)
  • Mar 15 Norm Van Brocklin, NFL quarterback and coach (LA Rams), hall of famer
  • Mar 18 Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Mar 22 Billy Goodman, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1949, 53; AL batting champion 1950), born in Concord, North Carolina (d. 1984)
  • Mar 25 Laszlo Papp, Hungarian Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • Mar 28 Polly Umrigar, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman & captain), born in Solapur, India (d. 2006)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 11 Biddy Anderson, South African cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies at 51

Person of interestGeorges Vezina

Mar 26 Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina