March 1957 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 3 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones of Great Britain
  • Mar 9 4th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats South Carolina, 95-75
  • Mar 10 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
  • Mar 16 England clinches its 15th Five Nations Rugby Championship, the Grand Slam, Triple Crown and Calcutta Cup with a 16-3 win over Scotland at Twickenham, London

Golf Tournament

Mar 16 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins her 7th Titleholders title by 3 strokes from amateur Anne Quast

  • Mar 16 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
  • Mar 19 Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score

Sports History

Mar 23 19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Kansas, 54-53 (3 OT); Wilt Chamberlain of Kansas 4th player to be named tournament MOP despite not playing for the championship team

  • Mar 25 NBA modifies the free-throw rule
  • Mar 28 1st National Curling Championship held
  • Mar 30 111th Grand National: Fred Winter aboard 20/1 bet Sundew wins by 8 lengths from Wyndburgh

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Johnny Ray, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1988; Silver Slugger Award 1983; Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels), born in Chouteau, Oklahoma
  • Mar 4 Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver
  • Mar 8 Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
  • Mar 8 Ruth Wysocki, American 800m/1500m runner, born in Alhambra, California
  • Mar 9 Jon Engen, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mar 10 Adolfo Horta, Cuban Heavey weight boxer (Olympic silver 1980), born in Camaguey, Cuba
  • Mar 11 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chess Grandmaster, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 13 Steve Lake, American baseball player, born in Inglewood, California
  • Mar 15 Víctor Muñoz, Spanish footballer, 1976-91 (Real Zaragoza; Barcelona; and 2 other teams), and manager, 1996-2014 (11 teams), born in Zaragoza, Spain
  • Mar 17 Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • Mar 23 Robbie James, Welsh soccer midfielder (46 caps; Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City, Bradford City), born in Gorseinon, Wales (d. 1998)
  • Mar 23 Sheila Rena Ingram, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 28 Harvey Glance, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1976; World C'ship gold 4x100m relay 1987), born in Phenix City, Alabama (d. 2023)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 12 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), dies at 72