On This Day

March 1935 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 7 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 276.71 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car; last record set at Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Mar 15 Brilliant batsman George Headley steers West Indies to an innings victory over England in 4th cricket Test at Kingston, Jamaica with a patient, unbeaten 270
  • Mar 16 Scotland beats England, 10-7 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh to allow Ireland to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship with a 2-1 record
  • Mar 29 94th Grand National: Frank Furlong wins aboard Reynoldstown at 22/1; stallion repeats with back-to-back victory the following year

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 5 Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)
  • Mar 5 Billy Tubbs, American college basketball coach (Southwestern Uni, Lamar Uni, Uni of Oklahoma, Texas Christian Uni), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • Mar 6 Ron Delany, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in Arklow, Republic of Ireland
  • Mar 6 Derek Kevan, Ripon, England, footballer (14 caps), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 17 Vladimir Popović, Serbian soccer midfielder (20 caps, Yugoslavia; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (Intercontinental Cup, Red Star Belgrade 1991), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 2020)
  • Mar 21 Brian Clough, English football player and manager, born in Middlesborough, England (d. 2004)
  • Mar 23 Desmond Pitcher, CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation)
  • Mar 25 Gabriel 'Flash' Elorde, Filipino boxer (featherweight and super featherweight champion), born in Bogo (d. 1985)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 3 Neville Knox, cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
  • Mar 16 Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-born chess player (b. 1886)