March 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 3 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones of Great Britian
  • 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 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 16 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
  • Mar 23 19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Kansas 54-53 (3 OTs)
  • Mar 25 NBA modifies the free-throw rule
  • Mar 30 111th Grand National: Fred Winter aboard Sundew wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 4 Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver
  • Mar 6 Mike Gatting, England cricket batsman (79 Tests, captain 1986-88), born in Kingsbury, England
  • Mar 8 Ruth Wysocki, American 800m/1500m runner, born in Alhambra, California
  • Mar 8 Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Jeff Senior, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 9 Jon Engen, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mar 10 Adolfo Horta, Camaguey Cuba, HW boxer (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 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 football manager
  • Mar 17 Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • Mar 19 Blake Passey, horse trainer
  • Mar 23 Sheila Rena Ingram, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 23 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 26 Walter Rohlfing, Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 28 Harvey Glance, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Phenix City, Alabama

Deaths in Sport

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