March 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Mar 2 Edmonton's Finnish right wing Jari Kurri scores 2 goals, including the overtime winner, to lead Oilers to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia; Kurri, 100 points for the 4th straight NHL season

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 7 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

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Mar 8 Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Mar 8 27th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 83-72
  • Mar 8 7th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Syracuse, 70-69
  • Mar 9 33rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Georgia Tech, 68-67

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Mar 11 Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 11 NFL adopts instant replay rule

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 16 Christa Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Mar 18 Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Queensland
  • Mar 21 Pittsburgh Associates buy Pittsburgh Pirates for $218 million
  • Mar 22 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
  • Mar 22 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 23 Heavyweight Trevor Berbick KOs Pinklon Thomas
  • Mar 23 Penny Pulz wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
  • Mar 23 First of 2 WTA Tour Championships of the year; change of tennis schedule; Martina Navratilova wins 4th straight and 7th overall title 6–2, 6–0, 3–6, 6–1 against Hana Mandlíková in NYC

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Mar 24 Men's International Professional Tennis Council announces Jimmy Connors' 10 week suspension and $20,000 fine for storming off the court after defaulting against Ivan Lendl at Boca Raton, Florida in February

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Mar 25 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump
  • Mar 30 5th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas beats USC 97-81
  • Mar 30 PGA Tournament Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: John Mahaffey wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Larry Mize
  • Mar 31 48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Jonathan Spector, American soccer player
  • Mar 4 Tom De Mul, Belgian footballer
  • Mar 4 Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer
  • Mar 5 Matty Fryatt, English footballer
  • Mar 7 Ben Griffin, Australian soccer player
  • Mar 14 Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Mar 14 Andy Taylor, British/English footballer
  • Mar 16 T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
  • Mar 18 Bia Figueiredo, Brazilian racing driver
  • Mar 18 Abdennour Cherif El Ouazzani, Algerian footballer
  • Mar 18 Kaloyan Ivanov, Bulgarian basketball player
  • Mar 23 Andrea Dovizioso, Italian motorcycle racer
  • Mar 24 Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver
  • Mar 24 Anthony McMahon, English footballer
  • Mar 27 Manuel Neuer, German football player (Bayern Munich, German national team), born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany
  • Mar 28 Barbora Strýcová, Czech tennis player
  • Mar 29 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer
  • Mar 30 Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 5 Teddy Hoad, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930), dies
  • Mar 6 István Pelle, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 78