March 1956 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 3 Dutch swimmer Cockie Gastelaars breaks 20-year old world record for 100m freestyle (1:04.2)
  • Mar 3 3rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 76-64

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 11 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 13 NZ bowl out WI for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win
  • Mar 19 Biggest NBA margin of victory - Minn Lakers-133, St Louis Hawks-75
  • Mar 23 18th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: SF beats Iowa 83-71
  • Mar 24 110th Grand National: Dave Dick aboard E.S.B. wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Balwinder Singh Sandhu, cricketer (Sikh pace bowler 1983 World Cup)
  • Mar 1 Mark Todd, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 3 Jim Barton, American sailor (1996 Olympic bronze in Soling class), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Mar 3 John F Reid, cricketer (New Zealand batsman of 70's/80's)
  • Mar 3 Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer
  • Mar 6 Peter Roebuck, English cricketer and journalist, born in Oddington, Oxfordshire, England (d. 2011)
  • Mar 8 Laurie Cunningham, English former footballer (d. 1989)
  • Mar 9 Mark Dantonio, American football coach for Michigan State University, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 10 Janet Anderson, West Sunbury PA, LPGA golfer (1982 US Women's Open)
  • Mar 12 Dale Murphy, slugger (Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MVP), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 14 Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Mar 14 Colin Ayre, British football player (Newcastle United), born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • Mar 15 Clay Matthews, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 16 Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
  • Mar 18 Ingamar Stenmark, Swedish slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)
  • Mar 21 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norwegian marathoner (Olympic-4th-1984, Bost-86, 89)
  • Mar 22 Lyndsay Stephen, Donnybrook WA, Australian golfer
  • Mar 24 Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
  • Mar 25 Sonia M Lannaman, England, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • Mar 26 Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Mar 27 Brian Kelly, American CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Arcadia, California
  • Mar 27 Thomas Wassberg, Swedish 15K/50K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1980), born in Lennartsfors, Värmland, Sweden
  • Mar 28 Asoka De Silva, Sri Lankan cricket leg-spinner (Sri Lanka in 10 Tests 1985-91), born in Kalutara, Sri Lanka
  • Mar 28 Evelin Jahl, German discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976), born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
  • Mar 28 T A Sekar, Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact), born in Chennai, India
  • Mar 29 Kurt Thomas, American gymnast (Olympics), actor (Gymkata), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 29 Sue Fogleman, LPGA golfer

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 2 Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (b. 1888)
  • Mar 31 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (b. 1884)