On This Day

March 1995 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 Joe Mullen becomes 2nd NHL player to appear in 300 NHL games with 3 different teams when he plays for the Penguins in a 6-3 loss in Buffalo; Pittsburgh 379, St. Louis 301, Calgary 345

Boxing Title Fight

Mar 4 George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker

  • Mar 4 Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1
  • Mar 9 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • Mar 10 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • Mar 12 Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • Mar 12 42nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 Wake Forest beats #4 North Carolina, 82-80 (OT)
  • Mar 12 36th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 95-93 (OT)
  • Mar 12 16th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Connecticut, 94-78

Sports History

Mar 18 Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement

  • Mar 18 In a final round title decider, England beats Scotland, 24-12 at Twickenham to claim the Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam, Triple Crown and Calcutta Cup

World Record

Mar 19 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)

  • Mar 19 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers
  • Mar 19 NBA NY Knicks beat NY Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)

Sports History

Mar 25 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years

PGA Players Championship

Mar 26 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Lee Janzen wins by a stroke ahead of runner-up Bernhard Langer of Germany

  • Mar 26 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Nanci Bowen wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Susie Redman; her sole LPGA Tour victory
  • Mar 28 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield

Davis Cup

Mar 31 Second time in tennis history, world #1 and #2 ranked players play in the same Davis Cup team; Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi score victories in US quarter-final win against Italy in Palermo

  • Mar 31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Bombay: Bombay (Sanjay Manjrekar 224 in 6/690) beats Punjab (Vikram Rathour 177 in 372) on 1st innings
  • Mar 31 Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of US District Court in NYC issues an injunction against Major League Baseball owners in move that effectively ends 232-day strike

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 10 Zach LaVine, American NBA player (Chicago Bulls), born in Renton, Washington
  • Mar 17 Claressa Shields, American professional boxer (only boxer to hold all four major world titles simultaneously in two weight classes), born in Flint, Michigan

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 1 César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish soccer forward (12 caps; Barcelona) and manager (Zaragoza, Barcelona), dies at 74
  • Mar 5 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer, dies at 42
  • Mar 9 Ruud van den Hende, Dutch sports reporter, dies at 63
  • Mar 13 Leon Day, American baseball pitcher (Negro Leagues), dies of heart failure at 78

Florence Chadwick

Mar 15 Florence Chadwick, American swimmer (1st woman to swim the English Channel in both directions), dies of leukemia at 76

  • Mar 20 Merv Harvey, Australian cricketer (scored 12 & 31 in Test Aus v Eng 46-47), dies at 76
  • Mar 23 Davie Cooper, Scottish football player, dies at 39
  • Mar 30 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, dies at 65