March 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 5 Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
  • Mar 5 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)
  • Mar 5 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA)
  • Mar 5 7th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 63-59
  • Mar 13 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 13 NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis
  • Mar 13 White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Mar 14 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Mar 19 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
  • Mar 25 Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
  • Mar 26 Orioles-Reds series planned for Havana is moved to Miami
  • Mar 26 USC captures NCAA swimming title
  • Mar 26 114th Grand National: Gerry Scott aboard Merryman II wins
  • Mar 27 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Alicia Dibos, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th), born in Lima, Peru
  • Mar 2 Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player
  • Mar 3 Neal Heaton, American baseball player
  • Mar 3 Colin Wells, English cricketer
  • Mar 4 Reggie McElroy, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • Mar 4 John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
  • Mar 4 Christina Sussiek, former German athlete
  • Mar 6 [Eris] Sleepy Floyd, NBA guard

Person of interestIvan Lendl

Mar 7 Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis champion (US Open 1985-87), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Person of interestJoe Carter

Mar 7 Joe Carter, MLB outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Mar 8 Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)
  • Mar 8 Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
  • Mar 9 Mike Leach, American tennis star, born in Susanville, California
  • Mar 10 Linda Jezek, California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
  • Mar 12 Eldine Baptiste, cricketer (WI all-rounder early 80's)
  • Mar 14 George Horvath, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-1980)
  • Mar 14 Helen Hopkins, Donneybrook Australia, golfer (Australian Intl 1983)

Person of interestKirby Puckett

Mar 14 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Mar 16 Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 18 Guy Carbonneau, Sept-iles, NHL center (Dallas Stars)

Person of interestAyrton Senna

Mar 21 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Formula 1 driver (3-time world F1 champion), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1994)

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • Mar 25 Robert Green, tennis star, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Mar 26 Debbie Hall, LPGA golfer
  • Mar 26 Marcus Allen, NFL running back (LA Raiders, KC Chiefs, Heisman 1981)
  • Mar 26 Michael Evans, US water polo player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Fontana, California
  • Mar 27 Steve Jarvin, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney
  • Mar 27 Hans Pflügler, German footballer, born in Freising, Germany
  • Mar 30 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Mar 31 Mark Tuinei, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)