March 1968 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 3 In a blockbuster trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs send hall of fame forward Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 4 Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Mar 8 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Maryland)
  • Mar 9 15th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 87-50
  • Mar 15 Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27'2-3/4")
  • Mar 23 30th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats NC 78-55
  • Mar 30 122nd Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Alligator wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Salil Ankola, cricketer (Indian pace bowler one Test 1989)
  • Mar 1 Sanjeeva Weerasinghe, cricketer (Test for Sri Lanka v India at 17)
  • Mar 2 Penny "Stamper" Davis, Carlisle England, Canadian 470 sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 3 Brian Leetch, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NY Rangers), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Mar 3 Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, alpine skier (Olympic gold/silver-92), born in Warsaw, New York
  • Mar 3 Scott Radinsky, Simi Valley CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Mar 4 Brian Hunter, infielder (Seat Mariners, Houston Astros), born in Torrance, California
  • Mar 4 Dinky van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • Mar 4 Dionna Harris, softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Mar 4 Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Mar 5 Marq Mellor, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • Mar 5 Roman Phifer, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
  • Mar 5 Shjon Podein, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Rochester, New York
  • Mar 6 Carla McGhee, Peoria Ill, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 6 Jon Baker, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Mar 7 Jeff Kent, infielder (NY Mets), born in Bellflower, California
  • Mar 7 Ricky Proehl, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 8 Clare Wood, Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)
  • Mar 8 Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Mar 8 Michael Bartels, German race car driver
  • Mar 8 Jim Dougherty, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer, born in Lyon, France
  • Mar 12 Merton Hanks, NFL safety (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 15 Rob Anderson, Canadian Tour golfer (BC Amateur-1990, 92), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Mar 16 Jason van Blerk, Australian soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 17 Judy Mosley McAfee, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Mar 18 Joseph Ouellet, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Mar 18 Pat Terrell, NFL strong safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Mar 19 Liam Jewell, kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 19 Tyrone Hill, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 20 Eric Viscaal, Dutch soccer star (PSV/AA Gent)
  • Mar 20 Jurgen Rumrich, Miesbach GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Mar 20 Sheree Megan Higgins, Matamata NZ, golfer (1991 Bridgestone)
  • Mar 21 Erwin Vanderbroeck, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Mar 21 Jeff Lazaro, Waltham Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994)
  • Mar 21 Johan Garpenlov, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 21 Mark Sander, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • Mar 21 Scott Williams, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Mar 22 Ramon Martinez, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 23 Atul Wassan, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1989-90)
  • Mar 23 Curtis Mayfield, Canadian CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders 1996-99), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 23 David Maeva, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Mar 23 Mark Maddox, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 23 Mike Atherton, cricketer (Lancashire batsman & England captain)
  • Mar 23 Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 25 Dixon Edwards, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 25 Errol Martin, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 25 Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 26 Edward Kaminski, American javelin thrower, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Mar 26 Ian Hutchings, Zimbabwe, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike Klassic)
  • Mar 26 Jose Vizcaino, MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 26 Kari Gronroos, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • Mar 26 Mike Trevathan, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • Mar 26 Shane Reynolds, Bastrop LA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Mar 26 Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
  • Mar 28 Chad Biafore, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), born in Calgary, Canada
  • Mar 28 Nasser Hussain, English cricketer (Essex & England batsman), born in Chennai, India
  • Mar 28 Teee Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 28 Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter (Soccer AM with Helen Chamberlain), born in Northwood, London
  • Mar 29 Chris Calloway, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 29 James O. Williams, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 31 J R Reid, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 31 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885)