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
  • 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
  • 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 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, Swedish tennis player (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
  • 1963 Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
  • 1967 Frank Worrell, West indian cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain), dies at 42
  • 1978 Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (3 wkts in 2 Tests for India), dies
  • 1983 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1984 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • 1994 Murt [Edward James] O'Donoghue, New Zealand snooker player (1st witnessed 147 break), dies at 93
  • 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