March 1967 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 3 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
  • Mar 4 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
  • Mar 4 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • Mar 4 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)

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Mar 6 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 8 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
  • Mar 11 14th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73
  • Mar 12 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet
  • Mar 14 1967 NFL Draft: Bubba Smith from Michigan State first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • Mar 19 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
  • Mar 22 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 25 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64

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Mar 26 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Aron Winter, Surnamese/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Lazio)
  • Mar 1 Yelena Afanasyeva, Russian athlete
  • Mar 2 Allan Boyko, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 2 Bruce Boyko, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 2 Leo Gomez, Canovanas Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Mar 3 Alexander Volkov, Russian tennis star
  • Mar 3 Calvin Williams, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 4 Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer (batsman Warne's bunny)
  • Mar 4 Juli Furtado, American mountain cyclist (world champ-1991, 92), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Kubilay Türkyılmaz, former Turkish-Swiss footballer
  • Mar 5 Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1988, 92, 96)
  • Mar 7 Zheng Haixia, WNBA center (LA Sparks)
  • Mar 8 Brent Fedyk, Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Mar 8 Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 8 Joel Johnston, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Curt Schreiner, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Albany, New York
  • Mar 9 Eric Flaim, American short track skater (Olympics silver 1988, 94), born in Pembroke, Massachusetts
  • Mar 9 Michael Kiselak, American football player, CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Tarrytown, New York
  • Mar 11 Andrew Zesers, cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)
  • Mar 11 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mar 12 Irvin Smith, CFL cornerback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Mar 12 Rowelle Blenman, WLAF cornerback/safety (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 12 Julio Dely Valdes, Panamanian footballer
  • Mar 13 Colleen Rosensteel, American heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 13 Satu Huotari, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Oulu, Finland
  • Mar 13 Andrés Escobar, Colombian world cup soccer star, born in Medellín, Colombia (d. 1994)
  • Mar 14 Vijay Yadav, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper between More & Mongia)
  • Mar 15 Kirk Scrafford, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 16 Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 16 John Mangum, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 17 Chris Luongo, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 17 Kim Cathrein, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-24th), born in Salinas, California
  • Mar 17 Melissa Allen, Port OR, WPVA volleyballer (Reebok National-13th-1994)
  • Mar 18 Andre Rison, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 18 Derrick Graham, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 19 Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian ice hockey player
  • Mar 20 Mookie Blaylock, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Mar 20 Randy Gullatt, horse trainer
  • Mar 21 Elaina Oden, Orange CA, volleyball middle blocker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Mar 21 Troy Westwood, CFL kicker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 22 Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
  • Mar 24 Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)
  • Mar 24 Richard Gillam, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 25 Debi Thomas, American figure skater (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Mar 25 Takayuki Miura, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Mar 26 Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Mar 27 Jaime Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Mar 27 Tom Hammonds, American NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • Mar 28 David Lang, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Loma Linda, California
  • Mar 28 Ed[ward] Grose, Juneau Alaska, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 28 Shawn Boskie, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Hawthorne, Nevada
  • Mar 29 Brian Jordan, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 29 Jerry Olsavsky, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Mar 30 Julie Richardson, tennis star (1992 Futures-Canberra), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mar 31 Glenn Montgomery, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks, Oilers)
  • Mar 31 Nanci Bowen, Tifton GA, LPGA golfer (1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 26 NBA forward Elvin Hayes (21) weds college sweetheart Erna Livingston

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 13 Frank Worrell, West indian cricketer, dies