On This Day

March 1983 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Alpine skier Tamara McKinney becomes the first American woman to top the overall World Cup standings with 225 points
  • Mar 3 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw is admitted to hospital for surgery to repair his throwing arm under the alias 'Tom Brady'
  • Mar 5 NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 10 Walter Alston, Los Angeles Dodgers manager is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Sports History

Mar 11 Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki, Finland won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)

Sports History

Mar 11 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

  • Mar 12 4th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Boston College, 85-77
  • Mar 13 30th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Virginia, 81-78
  • Mar 13 24th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Alabama, 86-71
  • Mar 15 Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy

Sports History

Mar 17 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

  • Mar 19 France (16-9 v Wales) and Ireland (25-15 v England) win final round matches to finish level and share the Five Nations Rugby Championship; no tie-break procedure exists before 1993

Sports History

Mar 20 In a clash of tennis legends, Martina Navratilova outclasses Chris Evert Lloyd 6-2, 6-0 to win her first of 5 straight WTA Tour Championships at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Boxing Title Fight

Mar 27 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Mar 28 PGA Tournament Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Hal Sutton comes from 4 strokes back with a final round 69 to win a rain-affected Monday finish by 1 stroke ahead of Bob Eastwood

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian soccer winger (3 caps; Internacional, CSKA Moscow), born in Pelotas, Brazil
  • Mar 1 Melaine Walker O.D, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 2008; World C'ship gold 2009), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Mar 2 Glen Perkins, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2013-15; Minnesota Twins), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 4 Ryan Lonie, Australian football player.
  • Mar 6 Andranik Teymourian, Iranian soccer player
  • Mar 7 Manucho, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Mar 7 Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player, born in Missoula, Montana
  • Mar 8 Mark Worrell, American baseball player.
  • Mar 9 Wayne Simien, American basketball player (Miami Heat), born in Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Mar 13 Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer (Olympic 2004 Gold), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • Mar 14 Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
  • Mar 15 Daryl Murphy, Irish footballer
  • Mar 16 Brandon League, American baseball player
  • Mar 18 Tomasz Stolpa, Polish footballer
  • Mar 18 Andy Sonnanstine, American baseball player
  • Mar 23 Mo Farah [Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah], Somalian-born British distance runner (4 Olympic Golds), born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Mar 24 T. J. Ford, American basketball player
  • Mar 28 Ryan Ashington, English footballer
  • Mar 30 Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer
  • Mar 30 Davis Romero, Panamanian baseball player
  • Mar 31 Vlasios Maras, Greek gymnast (World C'ships gold, horizontal bar 2001-02), born in Athens, Greece
  • Mar 31 Hashim Amla, South African cricket batsman (first RSA Test triple century, 311), born in Durban, Natal

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 12 Ki Aldrich, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker (TCU; Pro Bowl 1939, 42; Chicago Cardinals, Washington Redskins), dies at 66
  • Mar 13 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies of cancer at 58
  • Mar 18 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 80
  • Mar 25 Bob Waterfield, American NFL quarterback (Rams), dies at 62