On This Day

March 23, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

PGA Tournament Players Championship, Sawgrass CC: Raymond Floyd beats Barry Jaeckel and Curtis Strange on the first hole of a sudden death playoff in a rain affected Monday finish

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd

Birthdays in Sport

  • Erin Crocker, American NASCAR driver
  • Tony Peña, Jr., Dominican baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Mike Hailwood, MBE GM, British motorcycle road racer (World C'ships: 250cc – 1961, 66, 67; 350cc – 1966, 67; 500cc –1962, 63, 64, 65; 76 Grand Prix wins), dies in a car accident at 40
1981 in Sport