On This Day

March 1993 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is reinstated as general partner of the team; banned because of his relationship with convicted gambler Howie Spira

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Mar 1 New expansion NHL team, owned in Anaheim, CA by Disney, receives its name, inspired by the 1992 Disney movie 'The Mighty Ducks'

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Pavel Bure scores twice to become the first player in Vancouver's 23 year history to record 50 goals in an NHL season as Canucks beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2 in Hamilton

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Mario Lemieux undergoes his 22nd and final radiation treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, then joins the Pittsburgh Penguins in Philadelphia and has a goal and assist in a 5-4 loss to the Flyers

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Mar 2 Winnipeg Jets Finnish right wing Teemu Selänne breaks NHL record for goals by a rookie with a hat-trick in a 7-4 loss to the visiting Quebec Nordiques; passes Mike Bossy's mark of 52
  • Mar 3 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)

Sport awardSports Awards

Mar 4 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Mar 5 Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
  • Mar 9 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • Mar 14 40th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75
  • Mar 14 34th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats LSU, 82-65
  • Mar 14 14th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Syracuse, 103-70
  • Mar 19 Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • Mar 20 France beats Wales, 26-10 at Parc des Princes, Paris for it's 10th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • Mar 23 NY Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

Mar 28 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Nick Price of Zimbabwe sets a scoring record of 270 (−18) to finish 5 strokes ahead of Germany's Bernhard Langer

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Mar 28 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Helen Alfredsson of Sweden wins her only major title, 2 strokes ahead of 3 runners-up; first non-American to win the event as a major
  • Mar 29 Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
  • Mar 30 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 30 Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 6 Ning Zetao, Chinese swimmer (2015 World Championships, 2014 Asian Games), born in Zhengzhou, China
  • Mar 11 Anthony Davis, American basketball center (2012 NBA Draft: #1 pick New Orleans Pelicans), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 14 Anthony Bennett, Canadian basketball power forward (2013 NBA Draft: #1 pick Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 15 Paul Pogba, French football player (Manchester United, French national team), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France
  • Mar 20 Sloane Stephens, American tennis player (US Open 2017), born in Plantation, Florida
  • Mar 30 Lee Mi-hyang, South Korean golfer (ANA Inspiration 2019 runner-up), born in Seoul, South Korea

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 7 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), dies at 76
  • Mar 8 Don Barksdale, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1948, NBA All Star 1953), dies of throat cancer at 69
  • Mar 22 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • Mar 22 Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), drowns at 27
  • Mar 22 Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), drowns at 31
  • Mar 26 Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84