March 1985 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 3 Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Mar 3 Bill Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 6 Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 6 Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Mar 8 6th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats St. John's, 92-80
  • Mar 9 26th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Auburn beats Alabama, 53-49
  • Mar 10 Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
  • Mar 10 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
  • Mar 10 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
  • Mar 10 32nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats North Carolina, 57-54

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 12 Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 15 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Mar 16 Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs
  • Mar 17 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • Mar 17 Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Mar 19 NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 21 Arthur Ashe is nominated for the Internatinal Tennis Hall of Fame

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Mar 24 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
  • Mar 24 Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah)

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 29 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Mar 30 139th Grand National: Hywel Davies aboard Last Suspect wins
  • Mar 31 4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Ga 70-65

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Andreas Ottl, German footballer
  • Mar 1 Jeremy Jacob "J" Leman, Champaign Illinois, American Football Player
  • Mar 2 Reggie Bush, American football player
  • Mar 3 Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
  • Mar 4 Chinedum Ndukwe, American football player
  • Mar 9 Parthiv Patel, Indian Cricket Player
  • Mar 10 Lassana Diarra, French footballer
  • Mar 11 Derek Schouman, American football player
  • Mar 11 Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian soccer player
  • Mar 12 Bradley Wright-Phillips, English footballer
  • Mar 12 Tosh Townend, American skateboarder
  • Mar 13 Alcides, Brazilian football player
  • Mar 13 Austin Scott, American football player
  • Mar 15 Antti Autti, Finnish snowboarder
  • Mar 15 Tom Chilton, British racing driver
  • Mar 18 Vince Lia, Australian Footballer
  • Mar 18 Gennaro Esposito, Italian footballer
  • Mar 19 Ernesto Viso, Venezuelan racing driver
  • Mar 21 Adrian Peterson, American Football player
  • Mar 22 Mike Jenkins, American football player
  • Mar 23 Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player
  • Mar 26 Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwean cricket captain
  • Mar 27 Dario Baldauf, Austrian footballer
  • Mar 27 Stijn De Smet, Belgian footballer
  • Mar 28 Stanislas Wawrinka, Swiss professional tennis player (three Grand Slam singles titles), born in Saint-Barthélemy, Switzerland
  • Mar 29 Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward
  • Mar 29 Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 25 Professional boxer George Foreman (35) weds Mary Martelly

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 2 John B Kelly Jr, chairman US Olympic Committee, dies at 57

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 16 Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Mar 17 Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies