March 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 3 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
  • Mar 19 5th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • Mar 24 Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship
  • Mar 25 104th Grand National: Jimmy Power aboard Freebooter wins
  • Mar 28 12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 NYC college becomes 1st to win NCAA & National Inv Basketball in same year

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Shahid Israr, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (in one Test v NZ 1976)
  • Mar 4 Judy Dickinson, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Mar 4 Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Mar 7 Franco Harris, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 9 Danny Sullivan, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • Mar 12 Willie Duggan, rugby football player
  • Mar 12 Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
  • Mar 13 Bernard Julien, cricketer (WI left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's)
  • Mar 13 Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champ 1971)
  • Mar 18 Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver
  • Mar 26 Graham Barlow, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)
  • Mar 27 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 23 Douglas Carr, England cricket leg-spinner (Test 1909), dies