On This Day

March 1965 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Australian swimming authorities suspend triple Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Dawn Fraser for 10 years for misconduct at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
  • Mar 5 Ernie Terrell beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 6 Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
  • Mar 6 12th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 91-85
  • Mar 20 27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan, 91-80; Bruins' back-to-back National titles; Gail Goodrich 42 points
  • Mar 20 Wales misses out on a 4th Grand Slam after losing to France, 22-13 at Stade Colombes, Paris despite winning the Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • Mar 27 119th Grand National: Tommy Smith becomes first American jockey to win GN aboard US trained and owned horse, Jay Trump at 100/6

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey (2004 Kentucky Derby & Preakness on Smarty Jones), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestRon Gant

Mar 2 Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1992, 95; Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (WAGA-TV, co-host 'Good Day Atlanta', born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • Mar 3 A J Sager, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Mar 4 Alexandra Harbold, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 6 Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 7 Jesper Parnevik, Swedish golfer (Ryder Cup 1997, 99, 2002; British Open 2004, 07 runner-up), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 7 Steve Beuerlein, American NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars, Car Panthers), born in Hollywood, California
  • Mar 7 [Willie] Flipper Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts), born in Paulsboro, New Jersey
  • Mar 7 Jack Armstrong, American baseball player, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Mar 8 Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • Mar 9 Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Mar 9 Brian Bosworth, NFL linebacker (Seattle), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mar 10 Paul Masotti, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Mar 10 Rod Woodson, American NFL cornerback/kick returner (11 Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2000, Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Mar 12 Fran Harris, American TV personality, sportscaster and former WNBA guard, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 12 Molly Van Nostrand, American former professional tennis player, born in West Islip, New York
  • Mar 12 Steve Finley, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
  • Mar 12 Shawn Gilbert, American former MLB player (New York Mets), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Mar 12 Steve Levy, American sports journalist (ESPN), born in New York, New York
  • Mar 14 John Stephenson, cricketer (England opening bat in one Test v Aust 1989)
  • Mar 14 Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Mar 15 Marianne Morris, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 3rd 1995), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Mar 16 Cindy Brown, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Mar 17 Andrew Hudson, South African cricket player
  • Mar 17 Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 17 John Smiley, Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Mar 18 Geronimo Berroa, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 18 Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
  • Mar 20 Chris Hoiles, Bowling Green OH, catcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Mar 20 Danielle Woodward, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 23 Dante Jones, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • Mar 23 Daren Puppa, Kirkland Lake, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mar 23 Wayne Presley, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 24 Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 24 Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mar 25 Avery Johnson, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Mar 28 Jeff Beukeboom, Canadian ice hockey player, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Ajax, Canada
  • Mar 28 Steve Bull, English footballer, born in Tipton, Staffordshire
  • Mar 28 Jaime Alves, Portuguese soccer midfielder (3 caps; Boavista), born in Espinho, Portugal (d. 2020)
  • Mar 29 Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete, born in Tripotamo, Greece
  • Mar 31 Patty Fendick, American tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1991), born in Sacramento, California
  • Mar 31 Tom Barrasso, American NHL goaltender (Calder Memorial Trophy, Vezina Trophy 1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 5 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Mar 14 Marion Jones, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1899, 1902), dies at 85
  • Mar 17 Almos Alonzo Stagg, American football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102