March 1940 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 7 Montreal Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 7 Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 29 Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Mar 30 2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 David Broome, Show Jumper (world champ-1970)
  • Mar 6 Willie Stargell, outfielder/1st baseman (Pirates, 1971 NL HR leader)
  • Mar 8 Theo Laseroms, [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Mar 12 Albert Johanneson, soccer star
  • Mar 18 Kathy Hutchinson, race horse trainer
  • Mar 20 Mickey Preger, horse trainer
  • Mar 23 Brian Hastings, cricketer (NZ batsman in 70's)
  • Mar 26 Braulio Baeza, jockey (National Horse Racing Hall of Famer)
  • Mar 28 J Michael Plumb, Islip NY, equestrian (Olympic 2 gold/4 silver-1976,84)
  • Mar 28 Kevin Loughery, NBA star/coach (Balt, Philadelphia)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 30 Jerry Lucas, NBA center (Olympic gold 1960, NY Knicks), born in Middletown, Ohio

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • Mar 30 Norman Gifford, cricketer (respected England slow left-armer 1964-73)
  • Mar 31 Jim Criner, WLAF head coach (Scottish Claymores)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 15 Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
  • Mar 26 Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)
  • Mar 29 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)