March 1970 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater
  • Mar 4 Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
  • Mar 4 NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
  • Mar 7 17th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats South Carolina, 42-39 (2 OT)
  • Mar 17 Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of LA Dodgers
  • Mar 18 NFL selects Wilson as official football & scoreboard as official time
  • Mar 21 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69
  • Mar 21 Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.

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Mar 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Mar 29 Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against Górnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Lisa Eagen, Harlan Iowa, team handball wing/back court (Olympics-1996)
  • Mar 1 Ray Crittenden, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 1 Stuart Thompson, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • Mar 2 Kevin Miniefield, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 3 Donovan Bergstrom, US 3K steeplechase runner
  • Mar 3 Inzamam-ul-Haq, cricketer (dashing Pakistani batsman)
  • Mar 3 Kristine Radford, Australian tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 3 Rick Mirer, NFL QB (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 3 Scott Keswick, Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics-96)
  • Mar 4 Dave Stevens, Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Mar 4 Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Mar 4 Tina Paternostro, Williamsport PA, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple-57th)
  • Mar 6 Robbie Tobeck, NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 6 Scott Stahoviak, Waukegan IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • Mar 7 Kathy Gedney, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mar 8 Harry Decheiver, soccer player (RKC)
  • Mar 8 Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 8 Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
  • Mar 8 Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Mar 10 Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 11 Brett Liddle, Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
  • Mar 11 Evgeniy Koreshkov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Mar 12 Michael Bankston, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 12 Rex Walters, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat)
  • Mar 12 Rod Smith, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Mar 12 John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
  • Mar 14 Thomas McLemore, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Mar 14 Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
  • Mar 15 Chris Dalman, NFL guard/center (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 15 Diego Nargiso, tennis pro, born in Naples, Italy
  • Mar 15 Eric Castle, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 15 Paul Kruse, Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • Mar 16 Kelli James, Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 18 Sarah Thorsett, Winona Minn, 1.5k runner
  • Mar 19 Errol Refos, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Mar 19 Janne Laukenen, Lahti FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-B-98, Senators)
  • Mar 19 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 19 Sean Fleming, CFL kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 20 Kristin Klein, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-96), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 20 Ralph Dawkins, NFL running back (New Orleans Saints)
  • Mar 20 Ron George, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 20 Todd Burger, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 22 Jason Rouser, 200m/400m runner, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Mar 22 Travis Richards, Crystal Minn, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
  • Mar 22 Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
  • Mar 23 Carl Pickens, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • Mar 23 Turhon O'Bannon, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 24 Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Mar 24 Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Mar 24 Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
  • Mar 24 Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
  • Mar 25 Magnus Larsson, Swedish tennis star
  • Mar 25 Shawn Antoski, Brantford, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Mar 26 Paul Bosvelt, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente)
  • Mar 27 Anthony Prior, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 27 Ed Philion, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 28 James Johnson, NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Bucs, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Mar 28 Jason B Gailes, Taunton Mass, rower (Olympics-silver-1996)
  • Mar 28 Shawn Price, NFL defensive end (GB Packers, Car Panthers, Buf Bills)
  • Mar 30 George Coghill, WLAF safety (Scottish Claymores)
  • Mar 30 Secretariat, American racehorse and 1973 triple crown winner (d. 1989)
  • Mar 31 Derek Brown, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Mar 31 Oleg Romanov, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98)
  • Mar 31 Stuart Carruthers, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympics-96)