March 1976 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 Bob Lurie becomes CEO of San Francisco Giants
  • Mar 4 SF Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie & Bud Herseth
  • Mar 6 Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
  • Mar 6 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (Great Britain)
  • Mar 6 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill
  • Mar 6 23rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Virginia beats North Carolina, 67-62
  • Mar 8 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
  • Mar 14 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
  • Mar 28 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64 at Pennsylvania State University
  • Mar 29 38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan 86-68
  • Mar 31 Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their 1st ever NBA playoff bearth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Maringo Vlijter, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Mar 2 Lars Bruggemann, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • Mar 4 Hiram Bocachica, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Mar 4 Thierry Renaer, Belgian field hockey player
  • Mar 4 Vic Wunderle, American archer
  • Mar 5 Adriana Serra-Zanetti, Modena Italy, tennis star (1995 Moscow semi)
  • Mar 5 Paul Konerko, American baseball player
  • Mar 8 Juan Encarnacion, American baseball player
  • Mar 8 Hines Ward, American football player
  • Mar 10 Barbara Schett, Innsbruck Austria, tennis star
  • Mar 11 Thomas Gravesen, Danish footballer
  • Mar 14 Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, 3k ind pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mar 15 Laurent Gras, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Mar 16 Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 17 Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
  • Mar 17 Scott Downs, American baseball player
  • Mar 18 Jovan Kirovski, American soccer player
  • Mar 18 Tomokazu Ohka, Japanese baseball player
  • Mar 18 Scott Podsednik, American baseball player
  • Mar 18 Michael Spillane, American wrestler, better known as Mike Quackenbush
  • Mar 19 Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer
  • Mar 20 Arno Knapen, Dutch soccer player (Holten, FC Twente)
  • Mar 23 Nolan Baumgartner, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Mar 23 Jeremy Newberry, American football player
  • Mar 23 Joel Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 23 Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian racing car driver
  • Mar 23 Chris Hoy, Scottish cyclist, most successful Olympic cyclist ever (7 Olympic medals), born in Edinburgh
  • Mar 24 Danielle Garrett, Camp Hill Penn, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 24 Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer
  • Mar 24 Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
  • Mar 24 Aaron Brooks, American football player

Person of interestPeyton Manning

Mar 24 Peyton Manning, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • Mar 25 Francis Bellew, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Mar 25 Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer (2x World Heavyweight Champion), born in Semipalatinsk, Soviet Union
  • Mar 26 Ufuk Talay, Australian soccer player
  • Mar 27 Danny Fortson, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 27 Djamel Belmadi, Algerian football player and manager (Al-Duhail), born in Champigny-sur-Marne, France
  • Mar 29 Jennifer Capriati, tennis pro (Olympic gold 1992), born in Long Island, New York
  • Mar 29 Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
  • Mar 30 Chris Canty, cornerback (New England Patriots)
  • Mar 30 Toby Gowin, punter (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 30 Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 6 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, dies at 71