March 1973 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race in the US - Aqueduct's Paumonok Handicap
  • Mar 5 Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
  • Mar 10 20th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 76-74

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 11 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Mar 18 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 20 Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 21 Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • Mar 24 San Francisco 49er pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams
  • Mar 25 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52, Immaculata 1st undefeated team in New York
  • Mar 25 Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
  • Mar 26 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76
  • Mar 26 UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title
  • Mar 27 Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 29 Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • Mar 31 Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders, on 60 shots

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 31 127th Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Rum wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Chris Webber, American NBA forward (Washington Bullets, Wizards), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 1 Igor Murin, Slovakian hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998), born in Trencin, Czechoslovakia
  • Mar 2 John Elmore, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mar 2 Trevor Sinclair, English footballer
  • Mar 2 Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
  • Mar 3 Cory Raymer, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 3 James Dexter, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 3 Jim Mills, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 3 Tisha Venturini, Modesto California, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 3 Winslow Oliver, running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • Mar 3 Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
  • Mar 4 Phillip Daniels, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 5 Nicole Pratt, Australian tennis star (1995 Futures Australia), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Mar 5 Paul Lieftink, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Spakenburg)
  • Mar 5 Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
  • Mar 5 Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
  • Mar 6 Brian Olson, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Mar 6 Greg Ostertag, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • Mar 6 Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
  • Mar 6 Terry Adams, Mobile AL, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Mar 7 Ray Parlour, English footballer
  • Mar 8 Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 8 Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver
  • Mar 8 Justin Thompson, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 David Prinosil, Olmutz Czech, tennis star (1995 ATP Newport)
  • Mar 9 Josh LaRocca, WLAF QB (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 9 Troy Bailey, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
  • Mar 10 Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 10 Chris Sutton, English footballer
  • Mar 11 Kennedy Otieno, Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 v Aust 1996 World Cup)
  • Mar 11 Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 11 Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • Mar 11 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 11 Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
  • Mar 12 Antonio Banks, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 12 Gabriel Mendez, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 12 Keif Bryant, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 12 Louis Laros, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Vitesse)
  • Mar 13 Bobby Jackson, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 13 Dan Wilkinson, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Mar 13 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • Mar 13 Trezelle Jenkins, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 14 Chris Sullivan, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • Mar 15 Franca Fehlauer, golfer (Belgian Intl Jr champ 1991), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Mar 16 Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Mar 17 Jerome Woods, safety (KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 18 Marlon Kerner, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 18 Rob Johnson, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Mar 19 John Michels, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Mar 20 Nico Boje, cricketer (South African ODI left-arm spinner 1996)
  • Mar 20 Norman Tome, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 21 Larry Bowie, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 21 Stuart Nethercott, English footballer
  • Mar 22 Joe Nedney, kicker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 22 Luther Elliss, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 23 David Vaughn, NBA forward (Orlando Magic, SF Warriors)
  • Mar 23 Jason Kidd, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • Mar 23 Kathy Carboy, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 23 Naoko Sawamatsu, Nishinomiya Japan, tennis star (1994 Singapore)
  • Mar 23 Rob Lazeo, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 23 Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
  • Mar 23 Wim Eyckmans, Belgian racing driver
  • Mar 24 Atle Larsen, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 24 Chip McCaw, volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 24 David Moravec, hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • Mar 24 Josh Lakatos, trap shooter (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • Mar 24 Philippe Boucher, St Apollinaire Ca, NHL defense (LA Kings, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Mar 24 Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
  • Mar 25 Andrei Nikolishin, Vorkuta Russia, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • Mar 25 Bob Sura, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 25 Ray Zellars, NFL fullback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Mar 25 Anthony Barness, English footballer
  • Mar 26 Marshall Faulk, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Mar 26 Matt Burke, Australian rugby player
  • Mar 27 Serge Tremblay, La Malbaie Quebec, weightlifter (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 28 Andrew Whittall, cricketer (cousin of Guy Zimbabwe off-spinner 1996)
  • Mar 29 Brad Bridgewater, American 200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 29 John Oppio, Sparks Nevada, double trap (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 29 Marc Overmars, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • Mar 29 Mark Platt, Peterborough Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 29 Sebastiano Siviglia Italian footballer
  • Mar 30 Kareem Streete-Thompson, 100m/long jumper, born in Ithaca, New York
  • Mar 30 Rodney Thomas, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Mar 30 [Kirk] Kareem Streete-Thompson, long jumper, born in Ithaca, New York
  • Mar 30 Jan Koller, Czech footballer
  • Mar 31 Bold Forbes, Puerto Rican-American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 2000)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 8 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 351 runs at 21 93), dies
  • Mar 12 Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74
  • Mar 26 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • Mar 26 Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)