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March 1934 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Mar 1 Italian boxer Primo Carnera beats American challenger Tommy Loughran by unanimous points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC for the NYSAC and NBA heavyweight titles

  • Mar 10 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games with 15 wins, 3 ties
  • Mar 10 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 17 England beats Scotland, 6-3 at Twickenham, London to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown
  • Mar 20 American all-round female super athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias pitches a hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in their exhibition pre-season baseball game against Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Mar 23 93rd Grand National: Gerry Wilson wins aboard 8/1 Golden Miller in race record 9:20.04; becomes only horse to win both UK's premier steeplechases with Cheltenham Gold Cup victory 1934
  • Mar 25 1st Augusta National Invitation Tournament (Masters) Golf: Horton Smith wins with 20-foot birdie putt at the 17th hole, 1 stroke ahead of Craig Wood

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Howard Cassady, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1955, Ohio State; NFL C'ship 1957, Detroit Lions), born in Hendrysburg, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Mar 7 Nari Contractor, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman & captain), born in Godhra, India
  • Mar 8 Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d.2006)
  • Mar 8 Martí Vergés, Spanish soccer midfielder (12 caps; FC Barcelona), born in Vidreres, Spain (d. 2021)
  • Mar 11 Sydney Burke, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; 11-196 on Test debut v NZ 1961), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mar 18 Roy Chapman, English footballer & manager, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom (d. 1983)
  • Mar 21 Lister Carney, Bellaire Oh, 200m runner (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Mar 26 Gino Cappelletti, American football running back (AFL All-Star 1961, 63-66; AFL MVP 1964; Boston Patriots), born in Keewatin, Minnesota

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 12 Harry Green, English athlete (WR marathon 2:38:16.2 1913), dies from pneumonia at 37
  • Mar 24 William Donne, English cricket batsman, (Olympic gold 1900) and administrator (President England Rugby Football Union), dies at 58