On This Day

March 1964 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 5 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there

Sports History

Mar 6 Boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to "Muhammad Ali", calling his former title a "slave name"

  • Mar 7 11th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 80-59
  • Mar 16 Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
  • Mar 21 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke, 98-83; Bruins first title in first title game; undefeated season (30-0)
  • Mar 21 118th Grand National: Willie Robinson aboard American-owned 12-year-old Team Spirit wins at odds of 18/1
  • Mar 21 Wales draws 11-11 with France in Cardiff, whilst Scotland beats England, 15-6 at Murrayfield to leave the Five Nations Rugby Championship shared by Wales and Scotland on 6 competition points
  • Mar 22 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Carol Mann her 1st of 2 major titles by 2 shots from Ruth Jessen and Judy Kimball

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Paul Le Guen, French soccer midfielder (17 caps; PSG) and manager (Rennes, Lyon, Rangers, PSG, Le Havre), born in Pencran, France
  • Mar 2 Laird Hamilton, American big-wave surfer (co-inventor of tow-in surfing; heaviest wave ever ridden successfully, Teahupo'o 2000), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 3 Atif Rauf, cricketer (Pakistani Test batsman v New Zealand 1994)
  • Mar 3 Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist, born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • Mar 4 Emilia Eberle, Romanian gymnast (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Mar 4 Linda French, American badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Mar 4 Tom Lampkin, American catcher (SF Giants), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 7 Jeff Criswell, American NFL tackle (KC Chiefs), born in Grinnell, Iowa
  • Mar 8 Lance McCullers, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 10 Greg Campbell, Australian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 13 wickets; 12 ODIs), born in Launceston, Australia
  • Mar 11 Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Mar 13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 14 Richard Migliore, American jockey and commentator, born in Babylon, New York
  • Mar 15 Ron Hall, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 16 Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
  • Mar 17 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Mar 17 Don Griffin, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns), born in Pelham, Georgia
  • Mar 17 Ron Warren Jr, American jockey (Bay Meadows)
  • Mar 17 Lee Dixon, English footballer (Arsenal), born in Manchester, England
  • Mar 17 Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian football goalkeeper, born in Sackbayeme, Cameroon

Bonnie Blair

Mar 18 Bonnie Blair, American speed skater (Olympic 5 gold/bronze 1988, 92, 94), born in Champaign, Illinois

  • Mar 18 Alex Caffi, Italian racecar driver
  • Mar 18 Paul Elliott, English footballer
  • Mar 20 Ruth Davidon, rower (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 21 Ahmed Radhi, Iraqi soccer striker (121 caps; 62 goals; Al-Rasheed; Asian Footballer of the Year 1988), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2020)
  • Mar 21 Jesper Skibby, Danish professional cyclist
  • Mar 24 Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star
  • Mar 25 Alex Solls, American jockey, born in Panama City, Panama
  • Mar 25 Ken Wregget, Brandon, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • Mar 26 Ab Plugboer, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht) and manager, born in Edam, Netherlands
  • Mar 26 Ulf Samuelsson, Swedish American NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers), born in Fagersta, Sweden
  • Mar 26 Martin Donnelly, Irish racecar driver, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Mar 30 Corey Millen, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Cloquet
  • Mar 30 Dave Ellett, American NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 30 Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer
  • Mar 31 Dave Wyman, American NFL linebacker, broadcaster (Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos), born in San Diego, CA
  • Mar 31 David Diaz-Infante, American NFL guard, coach, broadcaster (2-time Super Bowl winner, Denver Broncos, born in San Jose, CA

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (4th President International Olympic Committee 1952-64), dies at 93