March 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 23 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games
  • Mar 26 85th Grand National: Billy Watkinson aboard Jack Horner wins

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 1 Pete Rozelle [Alvin Rozelle], American NFL commissioner (1960-89), born in South Gate, California (d. 1996)

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • Mar 1 Allan Stanley, Timmons, ON, Hall of Fame ice hockey player, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 4 Pascual PĂ©rez (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 QB/coach (LA Rams), hall of famer
  • Mar 18 Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Mar 25 Laszlo Papp, Hungarian Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • Mar 28 Polly Umrigar, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 11 John Henry Anderson, cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina