March 1989 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Charlie Francis, coach of disqualified sprinter Ben Johnson tells federal inquiry into Canada's greatest sports scandal Johnson knowingly used steroids since 1981

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Mar 2 NY Mets stars Keith Hernandez and Darryl Strawberry famously nearly come to blows in front of reporters and TV crews at spring training

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • Mar 4 Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)

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Mar 7 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Minnesota North Stars to the Washington Capitals

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Mar 8 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 secs)
  • Mar 9 Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
  • Mar 12 36th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 North Carolina beats #7 Duke, 77-74
  • Mar 12 30th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Florida, 72-60
  • Mar 12 10th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 88-79
  • Mar 15 NY Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform
  • Mar 18 Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capital record of 7 pts in a game
  • Mar 19 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USSR)
  • Mar 19 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tom Kite wins the title in gusty conditions, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Chip Beck
  • Mar 19 Wales beats England, 12-9 at Cardiff Arms Park to allow France to claim it's 9th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship

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Mar 20 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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Mar 22 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • Mar 22 Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • Mar 27 Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 28 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
  • Mar 29 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer
  • Mar 3 Erica Morningstar, Canadian Swimmer, and record holder.
  • Mar 6 Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player (WTA Finals champion 2015), born in Kraków, Poland
  • Mar 16 Theo Walcott, English football player (Arsenal, English national team), born in Stanmore, England
  • Mar 16 Blake Griffin, American NBA forward (LA Clippers, Detroit Pistons), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mar 20 Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshi cricketer

Person of interestJ.J. Watt

Mar 22 J.J. Watt [Justin James], American NFL player (Houston Texans), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin

American Football Player J.J. Watt
American Football Player
J.J. Watt
  • Mar 25 Scott Sinclair, English footballer
  • Mar 26 Von Miller, NFL outside linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 28 Marek Suchý, Czech footballer
  • Mar 28 Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater
  • Mar 28 Lukas Jutkiewicz, English footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 18 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer player, dies at 51