March 1966 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 5 Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record
  • Mar 5 Player reps elect Marvin Miller as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association
  • Mar 5 13th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats NC State, 71-66

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 12 Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • Mar 12 Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 wins)
  • Mar 19 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Ky 72-65
  • Mar 20 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
  • Mar 26 120th Grand National: Tim Norman aboard Anglo wins
  • Mar 27 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 29 Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Judith Wiesner, Hallein Austria, tennis star (1994 Schenectady)
  • Mar 3 Claus Boekweg, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, FC Zwolle)
  • Mar 3 Dmitri Volkov, Russian swimmer (world record)
  • Mar 3 Ellen Minzner, Lawrence Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 3 Gary Parker, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • Mar 3 Noelle Daghe, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-21st), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • Mar 3 Wendy Fletcher, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 4 Kevin Johnson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • Mar 4 Mike Small, Aurora Illinois, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Emerald Coast)
  • Mar 5 Greg Clark, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 5 Michael Irvin, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 5 Tracy Kerdyk, Coral Gables FL, LPGA golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple)
  • Mar 5 Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
  • Mar 6 Cliff Meidl, American sprint kayak (Olympics 1996 & 2000), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • Mar 6 Michelle Edwards, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Mar 7 Jeff Feagles, NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 7 Terry Carkner, Smiths Falls, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Mar 8 Elliot Boult, New Zealand golfer, born in Blenheim
  • Mar 8 Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics 1994)
  • Mar 9 Louis Oliver, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • Mar 10 Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Mar 11 Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 11 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 12 Alecia Stephenson, North softball ss (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 12 Erich Fischer, American Olympic water polo forward (Olympic-92), born in Dinuba, California
  • Mar 12 Grant Long, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Mar 12 John Thompson III, NCAA Basketball Head Coach
  • Mar 13 Tine Scheuer-Larsen, Danish tennis star, born in ├ślstykke, Denmark
  • Mar 14 Darcy Wakaluk, Pincher Creek, NHL goalie (Dallas Stars)
  • Mar 14 Tertius Bosch, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1992)
  • Mar 15 Karen Weiss, LPGA golfer (1995 Chick-fil-A Charity-7th), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 16 Brad Bergen, PA Sask, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • Mar 16 Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • Mar 16 David Nascimento, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht)
  • Mar 16 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 17 Andrew Hudson, cricketer (South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992)
  • Mar 19 Paul Devenport, New Zealand, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Texas Tour)
  • Mar 19 Andy Sinton, English footballer
  • Mar 20 Blas Minor, Merced CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Mar 20 Giulio Caravatta, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • Mar 21 Al Iafrate, Dearborn Mich, NHL defenseman (San Jose Sharks)
  • Mar 21 Karen Lunn, Cowra Australia, LPGA golfer (1993 Women's British Open)
  • Mar 21 Matthew Maynard, cricketer (big hitting Glamorgan & England player)
  • Mar 22 Brad Edwards, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 22 Brian Shaw, NBA guard (Orlando Magic, SF Warriors)
  • Mar 22 Sean Berry, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 22 Todd Ewen, Saskatoon, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Mar 23 James Saxon, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 23 Mike Remlinger, MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, New York
  • Mar 24 Penny Toler, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • Mar 25 David Hohl, American freestyle wrestler (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 25 Jeff Cross, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Mar 25 Tom Glavine, American pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Cy Young 1991), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Mar 25 Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
  • Mar 26 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Mar 27 Kate Donahoo, US judoka (Olympic-92), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mar 28 Jason Garrett, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 28 Nathalie Herreman, French tennis star, born in Sainte-Adresse, France
  • Mar 28 Serge Djelloul, French hockey defenseman (Team France 1998), born in Sallanches, France
  • Mar 29 Dwayne Harper, American NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Mar 29 Eric Gunderson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 29 Robb Thomas, American NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 30 Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author
  • Mar 31 Natalie Gosselin, Levis Quebec, 52kg judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 31 Thomas Fitzgerald, American team handball left wing (Olympics 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Roger Black, English athlete

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 9 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)