March 1941 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Elmer Layden becomes 1st NFL commissioner
  • Mar 4 NHL Chicago goalie Samuel LoPresti stops record 80 of 83 Boston shots
  • Mar 8 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, 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 21 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Mar 24 LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship
  • Mar 29 3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Wisconsin beats Wash State 39-34

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 9 Jim Colbert, American PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Mar 20 Carlos Lopez snr, American jockey
  • Mar 20 Pat Corrales, American baseball player
  • Mar 21 Malcolm Francke, cricketer (leg-spinner, Ceylon 1956 to Qld 1984)
  • Mar 22 Gary Lewis, horse trainer
  • Mar 26 Barclay Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Bob Plager
  • Mar 26 Bob Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Barclay Plager
  • Mar 27 Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tulln District, Austria (d. 2006)
  • Mar 28 Jim Turner, American football player, born in Martinez, California
  • Mar 30 Sven Hamrin, Swedish road race cycler (Olympic bronze 1964)