March 1975 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 8 22nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 70-66
  • Mar 19 Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
  • Mar 23 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic

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Mar 24 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
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  • Mar 26 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses
  • Mar 29 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Karsten-Ping Golf Open
  • Mar 29 Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
  • Mar 30 Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
  • Mar 31 37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 4 Kirsten Bolm, German hurdler
  • Mar 4 Patrick Femerling, German-born professional basketball player
  • Mar 4 Myrna Veenstra, Dutch field hockey player
  • Mar 4 Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
  • Mar 5 Chris Silverwood, cricketer (England Test pace bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
  • Mar 5 Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
  • Mar 7 William Hampton, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 8 Brett Conway, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Mar 8 Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 9 Adonal Foyle, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • Mar 9 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Mar 9 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 10 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Mar 10 Lyne Bessette, Quebec professional cyclist
  • Mar 11 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 11 Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 13 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 14 Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
  • Mar 15 Cornell Brown, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mar 18 Claude N'Goran, Adzope Ivory Coast, tennis pro
  • Mar 18 Kimmo Timonen, hockey defenseman (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Mar 18 Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer
  • Mar 18 Brian Griese, American football player
  • Mar 19 Antonio Daniels, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Mar 21 Vitaly Potapenko, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 22 Chris Bayne, safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 22 Jiri Novak, Czechostovakia, tennis star
  • Mar 23 Rita Grande, Napoli Italy, tennis star (3rd round 1996 Aust Open)
  • Mar 23 Alydar, American racehorse (d. 1990)
  • Mar 24 Debbie Keller, Winfield Ill, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 24 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (& John Lee), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Mar 24 Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player
  • Mar 25 Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Mar 27 B J Gallis, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Mar 27 Gregory DuBois, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • Mar 27 Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter
  • Mar 28 Atta-ur-Rehman, cricketer (Pakistani quickie, debut v Engl1992 age 17)
  • Mar 28 Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 28 Derek Hill, American racing driver
  • Mar 29 Christopher Yule, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 15 Antonino Rocca, professional wrestler/sportscaster, dies at 49
  • Mar 21 Joe Medwick, baseball player (b. 1911)
  • Mar 22 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65), dies at 75
  • Mar 25 Juan Gaudino, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)