On This Day

March 1, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boston's Bobby Orr becomes the first defenseman in NHL history to score 25 goals in a season during a 3-1 Bruins win over the visiting St. Louis Blues

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Minnesota coach Charlie Burns becomes the final player/coach in NHL history, when he plays in the North Stars' 8-0 win over Toronto Maple Leafs; remains in role for final month of the season

Birthdays in Sport

  • Yolanda Griffith, American Women's Basketball Hall of Fame center (Olympic gold 2000, 04; WNBA Finals MVP 2005, Sacramento Monarchs; 8 × WNBA All-Star), born in Chicago, Illinois