On This Day

March 23, 1968 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 30th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats North Carolina, 78-55; Bruins back-to-back titles; Lew Alcindor tournament Most Outstanding Player for the 2nd of 3 consecutive years
  • France retains the Five Nations Rugby Championship with an 14-9 win over Wales at the National Stadium, Cardiff; first Grand Slam victory for France

Birthdays in Sport

  • Atul Wassan, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1989-90)
  • Curtis Mayfield, Canadian CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders 1996-99), born in Dallas, Texas
  • David Maeva, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
  • Mark Maddox, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mike Atherton, cricketer (Lancashire batsman & England captain)