On This Day

March 1999 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Daryll Cullinan scores South African cricket record 275no in the drawn 1st Test against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland; Gary Kirsten 128
  • 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; Boilermakers' Ukari Figgs is named Most Outstanding Player
  • Mar 28 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: David Duval wins by 2 strokes from Scott Gump; Duval's father Bob wins Senior Tour's Emerald Coast Classic on the same day

Sport awardGolf Major

Mar 28 Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: 1992 champion Dottie Pepper wins the last of her 2 major titles, 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Mar 29 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Duke, 77-74; Huskies' first title in first title game

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 6 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), dies at 65

Person of interestJoe DiMaggio

Mar 8 Joe DiMaggio, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (13 × MLB All-Star; 9 x World Series; 3 x AL MVP; MLB record 56-game hitting streak; NY Yankees), dies of lung cancer at 84

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Mar 19 Joseph DePietro, American weightlifter (Olympic gold -56kg 1948), dies at 84
  • Mar 24 Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • Mar 25 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), dies of lung cancer at 63