March 1990 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 England cricket has its first win against West Indies in 16 years and 24 matches; 9 wicket victory in the 1st Test in Kingston, Jamaica; Allan Lamb's first overseas century 132
  • Mar 10 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (Soviet Union)
  • Mar 10 Ice Pairs World Championship at Halifax won by Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov (USSR)

Sports History

Mar 10 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)

  • Mar 11 11th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Syracuse, 78-75
  • Mar 11 31st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Ole Miss, 70-51
  • Mar 11 37th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #14 Georgia Tech beats Virginia, 70-61
  • Mar 17 Scotland beats England, 13-7 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh for it's 14th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, 3rd Grand Slam title and 10th Triple Crown
  • Mar 18 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
  • Mar 18 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Jodie Mudd wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Mark Calcavecchia; winner's cheque $270,000
  • Mar 19 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)

Sports History

Mar 20 LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33

  • Mar 22 The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
  • Mar 24 Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
  • Mar 27 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • Mar 28 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient

NBA Record

Mar 28 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

Sports History

Mar 28 US President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal

Golf Tournament

Mar 30 Jack Nicklaus makes his debut on the Senior PGA Tour with a 71 (-1) in the first round of The Tradition at Desert Mountain; wins the event by 4 strokes from Gary Player

Sports History

Mar 31 20-year old Quebec Nordiques' center Joe Sakic scores a goal in a 3-2 loss to Hartford to become the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season

Birthdays in Sport

Draymond Green (33 years old)

Mar 4 American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Petra Kvitová (33 years old)

Mar 8 Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 2011, 14), born in Bilovec, Czech Republic

  • Mar 12 Dont'a Hightower, American NFL linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Lewisburg, Tennessee
  • Mar 12 Marvin Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 17 Saina Nehwal, Indian Badminton player, born in Hisar, India
  • Mar 29 Teemu Pukki, Finnish soccer striker (Finland, Schalke 04, Celtic, Brøndby, Norwich City), born in Kotka, Finland

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 4 Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
  • Mar 6 Joe Sewell, American Baseball HOF infielder (World Series 1920, 32; Cleveland Indians, NY Yankees; MLB record 167.7 at-bats per strikeout 1932), dies at 91
  • Mar 11 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)

Tom Harmon (1919-1990)

Mar 15 American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1940, Michigan; LA Rams) and broadcaster (CBS 1950-62), dies of a heart attack at 70

  • Mar 20 Lev Yashin, Russian soccer goalkeeper (74 caps USSR; Dynamo Moscow 326 games; namesake FIFA award for best World Cup Finals GK), dies of stomach cancer at 60
  • Mar 31 John Hawkes, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles, doubles, mixed doubles 1926), dies at 90