On This Day

March 1975 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Five Nations Rugby Championship match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh attracts a world record attendance of 104,000; Scots win 12-10
  • Mar 8 22nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 70-66
  • Mar 15 Wales trounce Ireland, 32-4 at the National Stadium, Cardiff to clinch their 18th Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • Mar 19 Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • Mar 26 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses
  • Mar 28 NHL Washington Capitals win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses
  • 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, 92-85; 10th title under coach John Wooden who had announced his retirement 2 days earlier

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Daryl Gibson, New Zealand rugby union centre (19 caps; Canterbury Crusaders) and coach (NSW Waratahs), born in Lumsden, New Zealand
  • 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 Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 9 Adonal Foyle, Vincentian-American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Mar 9 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Wijchen, Netherlands
  • Mar 9 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Mar 10 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 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 15 Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
  • 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 21 Mark Williams, Welsh snooker player (World C'ship 2000, 03, 18; Triple Crown 2002-03), born in Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
  • Mar 22 Jiri Novak, Czech tennis player, born in Zlin, Czechoslovakia
  • Mar 23 Rita Grande, Napoli Italy, tennis star (3rd round 1996 Aust Open)
  • Mar 23 Alydar, American racehorse (d. 1990)
  • Mar 24 Debbie Keller, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • Mar 24 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (with partner John Lee), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Mar 24 Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player (Australian Open 2002), born in Linköping, Sweden
  • Mar 25 Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Mar 27 B. J. Gallis, CFL linebacker (BC Lions), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 27 Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter, born in Belgium
  • Mar 28 Atta-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (quickie, debut v England, 1992 at age 17), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Mar 28 Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 28 Derek Hill, American racing driver, born in Santa Monica, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 6 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), dies at 64
  • Mar 21 Joe Medwick, American baseball player, dies at 63
  • Mar 22 Asa Smith Bushnell III, American sports executive (Secretary US Olympic Committee 1945-65), dies at 75
  • Mar 25 Juan Gaudino, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)