On This Day

March 16, 1955 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NHL President Clarence Campbell suspends Montreal Canadiens superstar Maurice "Rocket" Richard for the remainder of the season after he viciously attacked an opponent; Riots ensued in Montreal

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer