On This Day in Sport for March 16

Events in Sport

  • 1872 1st FA Cup Final: Wanderers defeat Royal Engineers 1-0 at Kennington Oval in London
  • 1876 Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
  • 1877 Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng
  • 1907 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • 1911 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4
  • 1939 NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period
  • 1952 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 Clarence Campbell suspends Montreal Canadiens superstar Maurice "Rocket" Richard for the remainder of the 1955 season

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1957 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
  • 1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1964 Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
  • 1969 Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • 1985 Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1986 Christa Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 1991 NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1996 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno
  • 1996 Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)
  • 1997 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship
  • 1997 NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
  • 1997 Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic
  • 2003 50th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Duke beats NC State, 84-77
  • 2003 44th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 64-57
  • 2008 55th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 North Carolina beats #22 Clemson, 86-81
  • 2008 49th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Arkansas, 66-57

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2013 Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • 2013 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
  • 2014 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
  • 2014 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1865 Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1889 Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
  • 1910 Aladar Gerevich, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1910 Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)
  • 1920 Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa)
  • 1923 George Bean, cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng v Aust)
  • 1936 Thelma Hopkins, England, high jumper (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1942 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • 1954 Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
  • 1954 Hollis Stacy, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977, 78), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1955 Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
  • 1956 Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1960 Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1961 Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1962 Marcel Brands, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1964 Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
  • 1965 Cindy Brown, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1966 Brad Bergen, PA Sask, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1966 Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1966 David Nascimento, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht)
  • 1966 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967 Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)
  • 1967 John Mangum, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • 1968 Jason van Blerk, Australian soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1969 Ottis Gibson, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI 1995)
  • 1969 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
  • 1970 Kelli James, Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1974 Heath Streak, cricketer (Zimbabwean pace bowler 1993-)
  • 1974 Lamont Burns, guard (NY Jets)
  • 1974 Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
  • 1974 Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
  • 1976 Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 Edison Méndez, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1980 Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player
  • 1980 Todd Heap, American football player
  • 1981 Curtis Granderson, American baseball player
  • 1981 Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
  • 1981 Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
  • 1983 Brandon League, American baseball player
  • 1984 Levi Brown, American football player
  • 1986 T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
  • 1989 Theo Walcott, English football player (Arsenal, English national team), born in Stanmore, England
  • 1989 Blake Griffin, American basketball player (Los Angeles Clippers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1996 Sportscaster Pat Summerall (65) weds Cherilyn Burns in Florida

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall

Deaths in Sport

  • 1971 Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, cricketer (Vict & Aust), dies
  • 1972 Harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1985 Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • 2001 Bob Wollek, French race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 2005 Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
  • 2005 Dick Radatz, American baseball player (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
  • 2008 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), dies at 95
  • 2012 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), dies at 85