March 1964 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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"

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Religious Leader Elijah Muhammad
Religious Leader
Elijah Muhammad
  • 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
  • Mar 21 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
  • Mar 21 118th Grand National: Willie Robinson aboard Team Spirit
  • Mar 22 LPGA Western Open 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 football manager
  • Mar 3 Atif Rauf, cricketer (Pakistani Test batsman v New Zealand 1994)
  • Mar 3 Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist
  • Mar 4 Emilia Eberle, Romania, gymnast (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Mar 4 Linda French, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Mar 4 Tom Lampkin, catcher (SF Giants), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 5 Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 7 Amy Baltus, Bloomington IND, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1992)
  • Mar 7 Jeff Criswell, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 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, cricketer (Aussie pace-bowler 1989-90)
  • 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 Donald Evans, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
  • Mar 14 Richard Migliore, jockey
  • Mar 15 Alison Johnson, Tustin CA, WPVA volleyball player (US Open-4th-1993)
  • Mar 15 Ron Hall, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 15 Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
  • Mar 16 Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
  • Mar 17 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Mar 17 Don Griffin, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • Mar 17 Ron Warren Jr, jockey (Bay Meadows)
  • Mar 17 Lee Dixon, English footballer
  • Mar 17 Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer

Person of interestBonnie Blair

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

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • 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 international football star
  • Mar 21 Jesper Skibby, Danish professional cyclist
  • Mar 22 Jeffrey Wagner, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 24 Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star
  • Mar 25 Alex Solls, American jockey, born in Panama City, Panama
  • Mar 25 Eric Woods, California, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Xerox BC Open)
  • Mar 25 Ken Wregget, Brandon, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • Mar 26 Ab Plugboer, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Mar 26 Ulf Samuelsson, Fagersta SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers)
  • Mar 26 Martin Donnelly, Irish racecar driver
  • Mar 30 Corey Millen, Cloquet, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • Mar 30 Dave Ellett, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 30 Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer
  • Mar 31 Dave Wyman, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • Mar 31 David Diaz-Infante, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 31 Rod Jones, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)