March 1931 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Mar 4 Bradman bowled by Herman Griffith for a duck as W I win the Test

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Mar 8 24th Women's Australian Championships: Coral McInnes Buttsworth beats Marjorie Cox Crawford (1-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Mar 8 24th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Harry Hopman (6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1)
  • Mar 27 John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
  • Mar 27 90th Grand National: Bob Lyall aboard Grakle wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 4 Bob Johnson, American ice hockey coach (d. 1991)
  • Mar 6 Ed Whitlock, British-born runner, oldest person to run marathon under 4 hrs (at 85), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Neil Adcock, cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wkts 1953-62), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 14 Bob Goalby, golfer (British Open-1968, Canadian Open-1968, NZ-1970)
  • Mar 23 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Gorno-Altaysk, Russia (d. 2013)
  • Mar 24 Thelma Kalama, American 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Mar 31 Miller Barber, PGA golfer (1968 Byron Nelson Classic), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 28 Ban Johnson, American baseball executive, founder and President of the American League, dies after a long illness at 67
  • Mar 31 Knute Rockne, football player/coach, dies in a plane crash at 43