March 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 5 Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
  • Mar 6 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
  • Mar 6 23rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Kentucky, 48-46
  • Mar 7 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
  • Mar 7 29th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 47-45
  • Mar 10 Saleem Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
  • Mar 13 Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GBR)
  • Mar 13 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • Mar 13 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA) who lands 6 triple jumps
  • Mar 14 Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
  • Mar 20 France beats Ireland, 22-9 at the Parc des Princes, Paris but the Irish take the Five Nations Rugby Championship with a 3-1 record and also their 5th Triple Crown
  • Mar 21 Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard
  • Mar 21 PGA Tournament Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Jerry Pate shoots a final round 67 to win by 2 strokes over runners-up Scott Simpson and Brad Bryant

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 23 Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Mar 27 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
  • Mar 28 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tech beats Cheney, 76-62; Lady Techsters' forward Janice Lawrence tournament MOP
  • Mar 28 Last AIAW Women's Basketball Championship, Rutgers beat Texas 83-77 in Philadelphia

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Mar 29 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Georgetown, 63-62; Tar Heels' future Hall of Fame small forward James Worthy named Tournament Most Outstanding Player

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy
  • Mar 31 NBA and Players Association reach a 4-year agreement that includes a 53% revenue-sharing plan in return for minimum & maximum payrolls; first of its kind in team sports

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Mar 2 Ben Roethlisberger, American football player, born in Lima, Ohio
  • Mar 2 Corey Webster, American football player
  • Mar 2 Kevin Kurányi, German footballer
  • Mar 3 Colton Orr, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 4 Mariano Altuna, Argentine racing driver
  • Mar 4 Landon Donovan, American soccer player
  • Mar 5 Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
  • Mar 8 Nicolas Armindo, race car driver
  • Mar 8 Leonidas Kabantais, Greek footballer
  • Mar 8 Nicoleta Onel, Romanian gymnast
  • Mar 8 Craig Stansberry, American baseball player
  • Mar 10 Timo Glock, German racing car driver
  • Mar 11 Hasan Raza, cricketer (Test cricketer at the age of 14)
  • Mar 11 Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player
  • Mar 12 Tobias Schweinsteiger, German footballer
  • Mar 12 Zach Miner, American baseball player
  • Mar 13 Nicole Ohlde, American basketball player, born in Clay Center, Kansas
  • Mar 14 Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 14 François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)
  • Mar 15 Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 17 Steven Pienaar, South African footballer
  • Mar 18 Timo Glock German Formula 1 driver
  • Mar 18 Pedro Mantorras, Angolan footballer
  • Mar 18 Chad Cordero, American baseball player
  • Mar 19 Brad Jones, Australian footballer
  • Mar 19 Jonathan Fanene, American football player
  • Mar 20 Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish footballer
  • Mar 20 José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
  • Mar 20 Terrence Duffin, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Mar 21 Colin Turkington, British racing driver
  • Mar 21 Aaron Hill, American baseball player
  • Mar 23 José Raúl Contreras, Chilean footballer
  • Mar 24 Corey Hart, American baseball player
  • Mar 24 Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
  • Mar 25 Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
  • Mar 25 Danica Patrick, American auto racer (1st woman to win an IndyCar Series race), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • Mar 26 Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 31 Jessica Joseph, American ice dancer (World Junior champion 1998), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Mar 31 Tal Ben Haim, Israeli soccer defender (Israel 96 caps), born in Rishon LeZion, Israel
  • Mar 31 Philippe Mexès, French soccer defender (France 29 caps), born in Toulouse, France

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 19 Race car driver Al Unser Jr (19) weds Shelley Unser

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.