March 1945 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 15 Bert Shepard (1 legged WW II vet) tries out as a pitcher for Senators
  • Mar 15 Dodgers open spring training at Bear Mountain NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Mar 26 Venray soccer team forms
  • Mar 27 7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 3 Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)
  • Mar 4 Tommy Svensson, Swedish football manager
  • Mar 5 Randy Matson, American shot putter (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Mar 8 Graeme Watson, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)
  • Mar 11 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
  • Mar 15 Jorgen Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Mar 15 Tracy Smith, long-distance runner, born in Altadena, California)
  • Mar 17 Paco Gonzalez, race horse trainer
  • Mar 18 Aleksey Vakhonin, USSR, bantam weight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Mar 20 Pat Riley, NBA coach (Lakers, Knicks, Heat), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Mar 26 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • Mar 27 Briton Selby, Canadian NHL player, born in Kingston, Ontario

Person of interestWalt Frazier

Mar 29 Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA guard (NY Knicks), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 18 William Grover-Williams, British racing driver