On This Day

March 2, 1940 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Billy McNeill MBE, Scottish soccer defender (29 caps; Celtic) and manager (Celtic, Manchester City, Aston Villa), born in Bellshill, Scotland (d. 2019)

Deaths in Sport

  • Matt Kilroy, American baseball pitcher (MLB single-season record 513 strikeouts 1886; MLB no-hitter 1886; Baltimore Orioles), dies at 73