On This Day

March 1984 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 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
  • Mar 4 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Tennis legend Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Chris Evert 6–3, 7–5, 6–1 for her 5th overall Championship title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 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)
  • 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 17 Scotland beats France, 21-12 at Murrayfield to win the Five Nations Rugby Championship outright and Triple Crown for first time since 1938; Grand Slam first time since 1925

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 19 MLB Pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 World Ice Dancing Championship won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB) in Ottawa, Canada

Ice Dancer Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer
Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer Jayne Torvill
Ice Dancer
Jayne Torvill
  • Mar 23 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

Figure Skater Scott Hamilton
Figure Skater
Scott Hamilton
  • Mar 24 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
  • Mar 29 NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
  • Mar 31 138th Grand National: Neale Doughty wins aboard 13/1 Hallo Dandy; 23 complete the course, breaking record for most finishers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Mike Bossy becomes first player in NHL history to record 7 straight 50 goal seasons; scores 50th and 51st of the year in a 3-1 New York Islanders' win at Washington

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 3 Alexander Semin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Mar 4 Kevin O'Brien, Irish cricket batsman (3 Tests; 142 ODIs; 89 T20I; fastest century ever in ODI World Cup, off 50 balls v England 2011), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Mar 4 Zak Whitbread, American-born English footballer
  • Mar 7 Mathieu Flamini, French footballer (Arsenal), born in Marseille, France
  • Mar 9 Julia Mancuso, American Alpine skier (4 Olympic gold medals), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Mar 10 Ben May, English footballer
  • Mar 13 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete, born in Weert, Netherlands
  • 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 Ančić, Croatian tennis player (world #7 2006; Davis Cup 2005), born in Split, Croatia
  • Mar 30 Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player (US Open 2011; 6 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Tour Finals doubles 2005, 06), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Mar 31 Eddie Johnson, American soccer striker (63 caps; FC Dallas, Seattle Sounders), born in Bunnell, Florida
  • Mar 31 James Jones, American NFL receiver (NFL receiving TD leader 2012), born in San Jose, CA

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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, New Zealand cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies at 78
  • Mar 13 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • Mar 18 Charlie Lau, White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50