March 1958 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Gary Sobers 365* v Pak, 614 min, 38 fours, best Cricket before Lara
  • Mar 1 West Indies cricket team declares at stumps with a score of 3-790 vs Pakistan
  • Mar 2 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
  • Mar 8 5th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats North Carolina, 86-74
  • Mar 9 George Yardley (Pistons) is 1st NBAer to score 2,000 points in season

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Mar 15 Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati Royals scores a NBA midwest region-record 56-point game

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Mar 15 Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapses during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled
  • Mar 16 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 18 Dodgers announces their mascot and clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
  • Mar 22 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72

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Mar 25 Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Mar 29 112th Grand National: Arthur Freeman aboard Mr. What wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Wayne B Phillips, cricket wicket-keeper (Australia)
  • Mar 2 Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
  • Mar 2 Kevin Curren, South Africa, tennis star
  • Mar 3 Bob Bradley, soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Mar 8 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
  • Mar 8 Nick Capra, American baseball player
  • Mar 14 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)
  • Mar 18 Andreas Wenzel, Liechtenstein, skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Mar 20 Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 20 Phil Anderson, Australian cyclist
  • Mar 21 Marlies Gohr, German DR, sprinter (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Mar 22 Joyce Lester, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Mar 23 Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
  • Mar 25 Maria Caridad Col√≥n, Cuba, javelin thrower, (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Mar 25 Yograj Singh, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80's)
  • Mar 26 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer
  • Mar 27 Bart Connor, American gymnast and sportscaster (Olympic gold 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 28 Bart Wayne Conner, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 30 Joseph Paul Sindelar, Ft Knox KY, PGA golfer (BC Open-1985, 87)
  • Mar 31 Jay Feenan, Windham NH, rower (Olympics 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 19 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • Mar 26 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), dies at 71
  • Mar 28 Chuck Klein, Philadelphia Phillie HR hitter, dies at 53

Person of interestW. C. Handy

Mar 28 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy