March 1954 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Mar 6 1st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 82-80 (OT)
  • Mar 7 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
  • Mar 7 Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition
  • Mar 13 Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
  • Mar 14 Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 14 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Mar 14 NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak
  • Mar 20 16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley 92-76
  • Mar 28 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
  • Mar 30 Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 3 Keith Carlton Fergus, PGA golfer (1995 Honda Classic-8th), born in Temple, Texas
  • Mar 4 Peter Erling Jacobsen, PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 8 David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
  • Mar 8 Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Mar 14 David La Croix, race horse trainer
  • Mar 16 Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
  • Mar 16 Hollis Stacy, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977, 78), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Mar 19 Charles Pinnell, horse trainer
  • Mar 20 Charlie Simmer, Ontario, NHL left winger (LA Kings)
  • Mar 21 Mary Jane Smith, Van Nuys Ca, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1993)
  • Mar 23 Moses Malone, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Milw Bucks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Petersburg, Virginia, (d. 2015)
  • Mar 23 Geno Auriemma, Italian-born American basketball coach (Connecticut Huskies), born in Montella, Italy
  • Mar 25 Thom Loverro, American sportswriter

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 8 Percy Twentyman-Jones, cricketer (pair in only Test for South Africa), dies
  • Mar 18 Walter Mead, cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies