On This Day in Sport for March 13

Events in Sport

  • 1861 23rd Grand National: Joseph Kendall aboard Jealousy wins
  • 1878 Oxford University defeats Cambridge University in their 1st golf match
  • 1894 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • 1911 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont) 7-4
  • 1912 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Moncton (NB) in 2 games
  • 1915 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substitutes a grapefruit
  • 1918 1st NHL championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set
  • 1922 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games
  • 1925 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games

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1929 Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1943 Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)
  • 1954 Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
  • 1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1956 NZ bowl out WI for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win
  • 1960 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1960 NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis
  • 1960 White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1971 18th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: South Carolina beats North Carolina, 52-51

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1979 Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1982 Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GBR)
  • 1982 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • 1982 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA) who lands 6 triple jumps
  • 1983 30th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Virginia, 81-78
  • 1983 24th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Alabama, 86-71
  • 1984 Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird
  • 1984 WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
  • 1987 Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • 1988 35th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats North Carolina, 65-61
  • 1988 29th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Georgia, 62-57
  • 1988 9th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Villanova, 85-68

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1992 Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1994 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • 1994 41st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 North Carolina beats Virginia, 73-66
  • 1994 35th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 73-60
  • 1994 15th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Georgetown, 74-64
  • 2004 25th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Pittsburgh, 61-58

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2004 Luciano Pavarotti performs in his last opera at New York Metropolitan Opera's "Tosca"

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 2005 52nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 69-64
  • 2005 46th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 70-53
  • 2009 30th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 Louisville beats #10 Villanova, 69-55
  • 2010 31st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 West Virginia beats #22 Georgetown, 60-58
  • 2011 58th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 Duke beats #6 North Carolina, 75-58
  • 2011 52nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 70-54

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1859 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), born in Westminster, London (d. 1927)
  • 1886 Home Run Baker [John Franklin Baker], American baseball player, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
  • 1897 William Herald, Australian swimmer (Olympic-1920), born in Glebe, New South Wales (d. 1976)
  • 1918 George McAfee, American football player, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Brun Smith, New Zealand cricketer (NZ right-handed batsman of late 1940's), born in Rangiora, New Zealand (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Jim Rodger, sports writer
  • 1925 Bertha Tickey, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973), born in Dinuba, California (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Walter Medio, race horse trainer
  • 1930 Doug Harvey, American National League umpire (Baseball Hall of Fame 2010), born in South Gate, California (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Joe Bellino, American footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • 1942 William "Bill" Curbishley, British music and film producer and band manager (The Who, Judas Priest, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant), born in London, England
  • 1947 Tomas Hinojosa, jockey
  • 1949 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver, born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan (d. 1974)
  • 1950 Bernard Julien, West Indies cricketer (WI left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's), born in Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1950 Joe Bugner, Hungarian-British-Australian boxer (European Champ 1971), born in Szőreg, Hungary
  • 1953 Andy Bean, American PGA golfer (Western 1978, Kemper 1978), born in LaFayette, Georgia
  • 1955 Olga Rukavishnikova, Soviet pentathlete (Olympic silver 1980), born in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk
  • 1955 Patricia J. Engfer, General manager (Hyatt Regency-Orlando), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1955 Bruno Conti, Italian footballer and manager, born in Nettuno, Rome
  • 1957 Steve Lake, American baseball player, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1959 Dirk Wellham, Australian cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut), born in Marrickville, Sydney
  • 1961 Cor Lems, Dutch soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90), born in Rotterdam, Netherlansds
  • 1962 Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1963 Mariano Duncan, infielder (NY Yankees), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1963 Vance Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1964 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Tine Scheuer-Larsen, Danish tennis star, born in Ølstykke, Denmark
  • 1967 Colleen Rosensteel, American heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Satu Huotari, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Oulu, Finland
  • 1967 Andrés Escobar, Colombian soccer defender (murdered in World Cup aftermath), born in Medellín, Colombia (d. 1994)
  • 1969 Chris Zorich, American NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Kevin Kaminski, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Churchbridge, Canada
  • 1971 Curtis Conway, American NFL wide receiver and kick returner (Chicago Bears), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Chen Li-Ling, Chinese tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX), born in Xiangtan, Hunan, China
  • 1971 Paul Henderson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1996), born in Casino, New South Wales
  • 1971 Ralf Kleinmann, American football player from Germany, born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1971 Robert Samuels, West Indian cricketer (West Indies Test opening batsman v NZ 1996), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1971 Ryan Hayden, American athlete, 400m hurdler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Tony Vinson, NFL running back (Atl Falcons, Lon Monarchs, Balt Ravens)
  • 1972 Avrom Smith, American football player (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants), born in Whippany, New Jersey
  • 1972 Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Trent Dilfer, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1973 Bobby Jackson, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • 1973 Dan Wilkinson, American NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1973 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1973 Trezelle Jenkins, American NFL tackle (KC Chiefs), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974 Corinna West, Garberville Colo, lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Thomas Enqvist, tennis star (1991 Wimbledon jr boys), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1974 Vampeta [Marcos André Batista dos Santos], Brazilian footballer, born in Nazaré, Bahia, Brazil
  • 1975 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1977 Momo Sylla, Guinean footballer, born in Bouaké, Cote d'Ivoire
  • 1978 Tom Danielson, American road racing cyclist, born in East Lyme, Connecticut
  • 1978 Kenny Watson, American football player, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1979 Johan Santana, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Tovar Municipality, Mérida, Venezuela
  • 1979 Cedric Van Branteghem, Belgian athlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1980 Caron Butler, American basketballer, born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1981 Stephen Maguire, Scottish snooker player, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1982 Nicole Ohlde, American basketball player, born in Clay Center, Kansas
  • 1983 Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer (Olympic 2004 Gold), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • 1984 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete, born in Weert, Netherlands
  • 1984 Steve Darcis, Belgian tennis player, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1984 Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player, born in Bonn, Germany
  • 1985 Alcides [Alcides Eduardo Mendes de Araújo Alves], Brazilian football player, born in São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
  • 1985 Austin Scott, American football player, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1987 Marco Andretti, American racecar driver (grandson of Mario Andretti), born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Sport

  • 1879 Adolf Anderssen, German world champ chess (1851..66), dies at 60
  • 1957 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, dies at 84
  • 1963 Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
  • 1967 Frank Worrell, West indian cricketer, dies
  • 1978 Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (3 wkts in 2 Tests for India), dies
  • 1983 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies at 58
  • 1984 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • 1994 Edward James "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player
  • 1995 Leon Day, pitcher (Negro Leagues), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 2006 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (b. 1944)
  • 2012 Jock Hobbs [Michael], New Zealand Rugby Union chairman and All Black, dies from leukemia at 52
  • 2013 Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • 2015 Al Rosen, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and baseball executive, dies at 91
  • 2017 Ed Whitlock, British-born runner, oldest person to run marathon under 4 hrs (at 85), dies at 86