On This Day

March 1, 2009 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Steven Holcomb pilots USA-1 sled to victory in the 4-man competition at the World Bobsled Championships at Mt Van Hoevenberg, NY; first American win in the event in 50 years

Deaths in Sport

  • Carolyn Cudone, American golfer (US Senior Women's Amateur 1968-72; most consecutive wins in any USGA championship), dies at 90
  • Ken Henry, American speed skater (Olympic gold 500m 1952), dies at 80