On This Day in Sport for March 12

Events in Sport

  • 1862 24th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh wins aboard The Huntsman; first French trained winner; only human fatality recorded in the event, jockey Joe Wynne
  • 1881 Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain
  • 1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) baseball franchise is approved as a member of the American League
  • 1908 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Winnipeg Maple Leafs, 9-3 for 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • 1910 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin Dutchmen (ON), 7-3
  • 1912 Establishment of the first football club in Bulgaria - Botev Plovdiv
  • 1949 Ireland retains Five Nations Rugby Championship & Triple Crown with a 5-0 win over Wales at St. Helen's Ground, Swansea
  • 1966 Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1883 Murrumgunarriman [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies
  • 1934 Harry Green, English athlete (WR marathon 2:38:16.2 1913), dies from pneumonia at 37
  • 1954 Bob Quinn, American MLB executive (owner Boston Red Sox 1923–33; part owner Boston Braves 1936–45; President National Baseball Hall of Fame 1948–51), dies at 84
  • 1957 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), dies at 72
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