March 1984 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 John Long (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Mar 3 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 3 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Mar 4 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Mar 9 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Mar 9 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 10 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
  • Mar 10 25th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Auburn, 51-49
  • Mar 10 5th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 82-71 (OT)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 11 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Mar 11 31st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats Duke, 74-62
  • Mar 13 Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird
  • Mar 13 WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 18 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open
  • Mar 19 Pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering
  • Mar 21 Border scores 100* v WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings
  • Mar 21 NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 22 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Mar 23 World Ice Dancing Championship won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB) in Ottawa, Canada
  • Mar 23 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • Mar 23 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • Mar 24 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 25 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Mar 29 NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
  • Mar 31 138th Grand National: Neale Doughty aboard Hallo Dandy wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Alexander Steen, Canadian-born Swedish ice hockey player
  • Mar 3 Alexander Semin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Mar 4 Zak Whitbread, American-born English footballer
  • Mar 7 Mathieu Flamini, French footballer
  • Mar 9 Julia Mancuso, American Olympic gold medalist
  • Mar 10 Ben May, English footballer
  • Mar 13 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete, born in Weert, Netherlands
  • Mar 13 Steve Darcis, Belgian tennis player, born in Liège, Belgium
  • Mar 13 Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player, born in Bonn, Germany
  • Mar 15 Kostas Vassiliadis, Greek basketball player
  • Mar 16 Levi Brown, American football player
  • Mar 20 Markus Niemelä, Finnish racing driver
  • Mar 20 Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 20 Valtteri Filppula, Finnish professional ice-hockey player
  • Mar 20 Marcus Vick, American football player
  • Mar 21 Franck Perera, Montpellier France, racing car driver
  • Mar 24 Chris Bosh, American basketball player
  • Mar 26 Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mar 28 Christopher Samba, French-born footballer
  • Mar 28 Yordanos Abay, Ethiopian footballer
  • Mar 30 Mario Ancic, Croatian tennis player
  • Mar 30 Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player
  • Mar 31 James Jones, American football player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 2 Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 3 Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 6 Ian Cromb, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies
  • Mar 13 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • Mar 18 Charlie Lau, White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50