On This Day

March 1, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement due to persistent knee injuries; finishes 18-season career with 536 home runs and .298 batting average

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Phil Esposito has a goal and assist in Boston Bruins' 8-5 win over NY Rangers to give him 99 points for the season, breaking the NHL record for most points in a season (97) held by Stan Mikita

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • Tuesdee Testa becomes the first female jockey to win a race at a major American Thoroughbred track when she takes out the 3rd race at Santa Anita Park aboard Buz On

Birthdays in Sport

  • Vincenzo Esposito, Italian basketball guard and coach (2× Italian League MVP 1999, 2000; 3× Italian League Top Scorer 1999–2001; NBA: Toronto Raptors), born in Caserta, Campania, Italy