On This Day

March 1974 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Australian cricketing brothers Ian (145) and Greg Chappell (162no) record 264 partnership in 1st Test draw vs New Zealand at Wellington; Ian (121) and Greg (133) double up with centuries in 2nd innings
  • Mar 2 Australian cricket batsman Greg Chappell makes 247no in drawn 1st Test vs NZ in Wellington; also hits 133 in 2nd innings; brother Ian 145 and 121 also scores twin centuries
  • Mar 3 Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
  • Mar 6 Australian cricketing brothers Ian (145 & 121) and Greg Chappell (247no and 133) score unique twin centuries in drawn 1st Test vs New Zealand in Wellington
  • Mar 9 21st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 103-100 (OT)
  • Mar 16 Both Wales (12-16 v England) and France (6-19 v Scotland) lose their final round matches handing Ireland their 8th Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • Mar 24 36th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Marquette, 76-64; Wolfpack first title; first tournament officially designated as a Division I championship

Boxing Title Fight

Mar 26 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Mar 30 128th Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Rum wins for the 2nd consecutive year; horse goes on to win 1977 race for 3 GN victories; Fletcher's record 3rd GN win
  • Mar 31 American golfer Lee Trevino goes bogey-free for the full 4 rounds as he wins the Greater New Orleans Open by 8 strokes from Bobby Cole and Ben Crenshaw

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Stephen Davis, American football running back (NFL Pro Bowl 1999, 2000, 03; Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Mar 2 Hayley Lewis OAM, Australian swimmer and broadcaster (World C'ship gold 200m freestyle 1991; Olympic silver 800m, bronze 400m 1992), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Mar 4 Jarrett Deuling, Vernon, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • Mar 4 Karol Kucera, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1995-Rosmalen)
  • Mar 4 Ariel Ortega, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 4 Tommy Phelps, American baseball player
  • Mar 5 Brad Schumacher, American 400m/800m freesytyle (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 5 Jens Jeremies, German footballer
  • Mar 7 Facundo Sava, Argentine footballer and manager, born in Ituzaingó, Argentina
  • Mar 8 Steve Sarkisian, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 8 Toran James, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 8 Mike Moriarty, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Mark Harrity, Australian cricketer (promising South Aust left-arm fast bowler), born in Semaphore, South Australia
  • Mar 11 Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Mar 11 David Cameron, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 11 Bobby Abreu, Venezuelan MLB baseball outfielder, 1996-2014, 2X All-Star (Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and four other teams), born in Turmero, Aragua, Venezuela
  • Mar 12 Chris Carr, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Minn Timberwolves)
  • Mar 13 Corinna West, American lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Garberville Colorado
  • Mar 13 Thomas Enqvist, Swedish tennis player (Australian Open 1999 runner-up), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 13 Vampeta [Marcos André Batista dos Santos], Brazilian footballer, born in Nazaré, Bahia, Brazil
  • Mar 14 Justine Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 15 Imad Baba, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Humble, Texas
  • Mar 15 Robert Fick, American baseball player
  • Mar 16 Heath Streak, cricketer (Zimbabwean pace bowler 1993-)
  • Mar 16 Lamont Burns, American NFL guard (NY Jets), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Mar 16 Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 16 Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
  • Mar 17 John Hall, American NFL placekicker (NY Jets), born in Port Charlotte, Florida
  • Mar 18 Torrian Gray, safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 19 John Coppinger, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 20 P J Bogart, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 21 Jose Clayton, Tunisian footballer
  • Mar 22 Marcus Camby, American NBA forward (Toronto Raptors), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 22 Tuomas Gronman, Finnish NHL defenceman (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Pitts), born in Viitasaari, Finland
  • Mar 22 Philippe Clement, Belgian footballer and coach, born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Mar 23 Eric Washington, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 23 Scott Galyon, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Mar 24 Terry Killens, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Mar 25 Mike Adams, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 25 Vyninka Arlow, Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 26 Irina Spirlea, Romanian tennis star (1996 Amelia Island), born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Mar 26 Mike Peca, Canadian NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 27 Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • Mar 28 K C Jones, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 28 Mark King, English snooker player
  • Mar 29 Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • Mar 30 Martin Love, cricketer (high scoring Queensland batsman, Aust 1995)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 1 Larry Doyle, American baseball second baseman (NL MVP 1912, NL batting champion 1915; NY Giants), dies of tuberculosis at 87
  • Mar 4 Bill Aston, British racing driver (Aston Butterworth), dies at 73
  • Mar 22 Peter Revson, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1971 runner-up; 2 x F1 GP wins), dies in testing accident for South African GP at 35