March 1999 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Mar 6 20th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats St. John's, 82-63
  • Mar 7 46th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #15 North Carolina, 96-73
  • Mar 7 40th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 76-63
  • Mar 28 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Purdue beats Duke 62-45
  • Mar 29 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Duke 77-74

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 6 Dennis Viollet, former soccer player (b. 1933)

Person of interestJoe DiMaggio

Mar 8 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, dies of lung cancer at 84

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Mar 24 Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • Mar 25 Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)