On This Day

March 1994 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 US Internal Revenue Service investigates baseball player Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Mar 6 Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec)
  • Mar 13 41st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 North Carolina beats Virginia, 73-66
  • Mar 13 35th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 73-60
  • Mar 13 15th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Georgetown, 74-64
  • Mar 15 Experts from AL certify the Cleveland Indians Jacobs Field is properly lit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan

Figure Skater Tonya Harding
Figure Skater
Tonya Harding
Figure Skater Nancy Kerrigan
Figure Skater
Nancy Kerrigan
  • Mar 17 It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark
  • Mar 19 NJ Devils club record 41st win of the season
  • Mar 19 England beats Wales, 15-8 at Twickenham, London but the Welsh take the Five Nations Rugby Championship as title decided by using points difference for the first time

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 21 Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Mar 22 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
  • Mar 23 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10 km (11:28)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Mar 26 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Mar 27 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

Mar 27 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Australian Greg Norman sets scoring record of 264 (−24) to finish 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Fuzzy Zoeller

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman

Sport awardGolf Major

Mar 27 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Donna Andrews wins her only major title by 1 over British runner-up Laura Davies; Andrews birdies final hole while Davies makes bogey.

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 29 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 29 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border

Cricketer Allan Border
Cricketer
Allan Border
  • Mar 30 Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 30 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Chicago White Sox assigns former NBA superstar Michael Jordan to the Birmingham Barons of Class AA Southern League; returns to NBA after one season

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Tyreek Hill, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 2020; Pro Bowl 2016–19; KC Chiefs), born in Lauderhill, Florida
  • Mar 16 Joel Embiid, Cameroonian basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 1 Dallas Shirley, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (officiated 2,000+ games in 33-year career), dies at 80
  • Mar 3 Bob Crisp, South African cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 20 wickets; Rhodesia, Western Province, Worcestershire), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • Mar 13 Murt [Edward James] O'Donoghue, New Zealand snooker player (1st witnessed 147 break), dies at 93
  • Mar 17 Ellsworth Vines, American tennis player (US Open 1931-32; Wimbledon 1932), golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), dies at 82