On This Day

March 1929 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Mar 2 George Hainsworth becomes first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season when the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting Boston Bruins, 3-0; ends season with 22

Sports History

Mar 13 20 year old Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman scores 123 in 5th Test vs England at MCG; his second Test century

  • Mar 22 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett wins aboard 100/1 outsider Gregalach
  • Mar 27 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup Final, Madison Square Garden: Boston Bruins beat New York Rangers, 2-1 for a 2-0 series sweep; Boston's first Championship

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 5 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
  • Mar 6 David Sheppard, bishop (Liverpool)/cricketer (England batsman)
  • Mar 10 Pat Patrick, American auto racing team owner (Patrick Racing; Indianapolis 500, 1973, 1982, 1989; Emerson Fittipaldi IndyCar title, 1989), born in Kentucky (d. 2021)
  • Mar 11 Jackie McGlew, South African cricket batsman (34 Tests, 7 x 100, HS 255no; Natal), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1998)
  • Mar 11 Józef Zapędzki, Polish sport shooter (Olympic gold 25m rapid fire pistol 1968, 72), born in Rokitno, Poland (d. 2022)
  • Mar 12 Bernard Costello, American double sculls (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Mar 14 Bob Goalby, American golfer (US Masters 1968), born in Belleville, Illinois (d. 2022)
  • Mar 19 Jim Phelan, American college basketball coach (Mount Saint Mary's University 1954–2003), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Mar 21 Maurice Catarcio, wrestler

Roger Bannister

Mar 23 Roger Bannister, English athlete (first sub-4-minute mile, 3:59.4 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford 1954), born in Harrow, England (d. 2018)

  • Mar 24 Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for South Africa, 1 career no-ball)
  • Mar 28 Paul England, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2014)
  • Mar 29 Olga Tass, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold, team portable apparatus 1956), born in Pécs, Hungary (d. 2020)