On This Day in Sport for March 14

Events in Sport

  • 1899 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
  • 1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Rat Portage Thisles in 2 games
  • 1906 Calgary City Rugby Football Club forms
  • 1908 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers beat Toronto Trolley Leaguers, 6-4
  • 1954 Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1954 NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1960 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1961 George Weiss becomes President of NY Mets

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 1963 San Francisco Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
  • 1967 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith
  • 1967 1967 NFL Draft: Bubba Smith from Michigan State first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • 1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
  • 1969 Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI v NZ

Sport awardTennis Open

1971 59th Men's Australian Open: Ken Rosewall beats Arthur Ashe (6-1, 7-5, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1971 59th Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong (2-6, 7-6, 7-5)
  • 1972 NBA's Cincinnati Royals announce they are moving to KC
  • 1976 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
  • 1978 NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
  • 1980 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
  • 1981 NCAA St Joseph's upsets top seed DePaul 49-48
  • 1982 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
  • 1982 Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1992 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1993 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1993 40th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75
  • 1993 34th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats LSU, 82-65
  • 1993 14th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Syracuse, 103-70
  • 1996 Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
  • 1997 Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
  • 2004 51st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats #5 Duke, 95-87
  • 2004 45th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 89-73
  • 2010 57th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 65-61
  • 2010 51st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 75-74 (OT)
  • 2015 62nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Notre Dame beats North Carolina, 90-82
  • 2015 36th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Xavier, 69-52
  • 2017 World's oldest golf club Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members for 1st time in 273 years

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1886 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Dorothy Tyler-Odam, Great Britain, high jumper (Oly-silver-36, 48)
  • 1921 Lis Hartel, Danish equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
  • 1927 Bill Rexford, auto racer
  • 1929 Thomas Bell Jr, race horse trainer
  • 1930 Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
  • 1931 Bob Goalby, golfer (British Open-1968, Canadian Open-1968, NZ-1970)
  • 1936 Bob Charles, Carterton, New Zealand, PGA golfer (1963 Houston Open)
  • 1937 Peter van der Merwe, cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
  • 1938 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • 1944 Clyde Lee, American NBA player, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1946 Wes Unseld, NBA all-star (Baltimore Bullets, MVP 1969)
  • 1953 Tim McKee, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1954 David La Croix, race horse trainer
  • 1956 Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Oly-gold-84), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1956 Colin Ayre, British football player
  • 1958 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Oly-1988)
  • 1960 George Horvath, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-1980)
  • 1960 Helen Hopkins, Donneybrook Australia, golfer (Australian Intl 1983)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1960 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1961 Greg Anderson, American NHRA driver
  • 1963 Bruce Reid, cricketer (brilliant left-arm Aust pace bowler 1985-92)
  • 1964 Donald Evans, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1964 Richard Migliore, jockey
  • 1965 John Stephenson, cricketer (England opening bat in one Test v Aust 1989)
  • 1965 Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1966 Darcy Wakaluk, Pincher Creek, NHL goalie (Dallas Stars)
  • 1966 Tertius Bosch, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1992)
  • 1967 Vijay Yadav, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper between More & Mongia)
  • 1969 Greg Biekert, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Larry Johnson, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks)
  • 1969 Ty[rel] Bennion, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1970 Thomas McLemore, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1970 Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
  • 1971 Ernie Brown, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1972 Antowain Smith, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Aris Brimanis, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1972 Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Tom Barndt, NFL/WLAF guard (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1973 Chris Sullivan, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1974 Justine Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
  • 1976 Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, 3k ind pursuit cyclist (Oly-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1978 Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
  • 1979 Nicolas Anelka, French footballer
  • 1979 Love, Angolan footballer
  • 1979 Sead Ramović, German-born Bosnian footballer
  • 1980 Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver
  • 1980 Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1980 Aaron Brown, British/English footballer
  • 1981 Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
  • 1982 Carlos Marinelli, Argentine footballer
  • 1982 François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)
  • 1983 Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
  • 1986 Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1986 Andy Taylor, British/English footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1988 Stephen Curry, American basketball player and NBA star (Golden State Warriors), born in Akron, Ohio

Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997 Simone Biles, American gymnast (4 gold medals 2016), born in Columbus, Ohio

Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles

Weddings in Sport

  • 2006 OVW Heavyweight wrestling champion Matt Cappotelli (26) weds Lindsay Seeders at Makena Cove Beach in Maui

Deaths in Sport

  • 1925 Walter Camp, father of American football, dies at 65
  • 1981 Ken Barrington, cricketer (82 Tests for England, 6806 runs), dies
  • 1996 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist, dies at 57