On This Day in Sport for March 22

Events in Sport

  • 1894 Stanley Cup: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa Generals, 3-1 to win 1st ever Stanley Cup competition
  • 1896 Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
  • 1907 69th Grand National: Tom Coulthwaite aboard Alf Newey wins
  • 1923 The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt
  • 1929 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett aboard Gregalach wins
  • 1958 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72
  • 1964 LPGA Western Open Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Carol Mann her 1st of 2 major titles by 2 shots from Ruth Jessen and Judy Kimball

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1967 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1969 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP

  • 1972 Nick Mileti purchases Cleveland Indians for $9 million
  • 1972 Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
  • 1979 NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1984 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1986 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
  • 1986 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1988 WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • 1989 Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • 1990 The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
  • 1992 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Standard Register Ping Golf Championship
  • 1992 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
  • 1992 Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
  • 1994 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
  • 1997 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)
  • 2008 French Swimmer Alain Bernard sets world record of 47.50 for 100m freestyle long course after winning the European LC Championships 2008
  • 2009 Cricket Women's World Cup: England defeats New Zealand by 4 wickets

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty for misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and is sentenced to six years probation

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1866 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (d. 1913)
  • 1878 Michel Théato, Luxembourgian athlete (d. 1919)
  • 1880 Ernie Quigley, Canadian-American sports official (d. 1960)
  • 1908 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Urangeline, Australia (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Cec Burke, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner v Australia 1946, 1 & 3, 2-30)
  • 1915 George Cresswell, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ aged 35)
  • 1927 George Thoms, cricketer (1 Test Aust against WI 1952, scored 16 & 28)
  • 1928 Ed Macauley, NBAer (Boston Celtics)
  • 1933 Chris Duckworth, South African cricketer (South African batsman v England 1956-57)
  • 1937 Armin Hary, German athlete (2 Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m relay 1960), born in Quierschied, Germany
  • 1938 Vivian Pulliam, horse trainer
  • 1941 Gary Lewis, horse trainer
  • 1946 Don Chaney, NBA player (Houston Rockets)/coach (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1950 Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player (world champion 1982, 1989), (d. 2012)
  • 1952 Bob Costas, sportscaster/talk show host (Later), born in Queens, New York
  • 1956 Lyndsay Stephen, Donnybrook WA, Australian golfer
  • 1958 Joyce Lester, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1962 Diane Pavich, Australian golfer (1993 T50 Alpine Aust Ladies), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1962 Juan Aguilera, Spanish tennis star
  • 1962 Tim Elliott, Australian golfer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1963 Hannu Virta, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • 1963 Rich Monteleone, pitcher (California Angels), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1964 Jeffrey Wagner, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1966 Brad Edwards, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966 Brian Shaw, NBA guard (Orlando Magic, SF Warriors)
  • 1966 Sean Berry, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1966 Todd Ewen, Saskatoon, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1967 Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
  • 1968 Ramon Martinez, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1969 Darrell Russell, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Russell Maryland, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys, Oak Raiders)
  • 1970 Jason Rouser, 200m/400m runner, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1970 Travis Richards, Crystal Minn, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994)
  • 1970 Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
  • 1971 Richard Castillo, jockey
  • 1972 Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure-skater (Olympic silver 94, 98), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 1972 John Farquhar, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Mikhail Sloutsky, WLAF LB (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Shawn Bradley, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets, Space Jams)
  • 1973 Joe Nedney, kicker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1973 Luther Elliss, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1974 Marcus Camby, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1974 Tuomas Gronman, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Pitts)
  • 1974 Philippe Clement, Belgian footballer
  • 1975 Chris Bayne, safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1975 Jiri Novak, Czechostovakia, tennis star
  • 1977 Joey Porter, American football player
  • 1978 Tom Poti, professional hockey player
  • 1979 Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
  • 1980 Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer
  • 1985 Mike Jenkins, American football player

Person of interestJ.J. Watt

1989 J.J. Watt [Justin James], American NFL player (Houston Texans), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Football Player J.J. Watt
Football Player
J.J. Watt
  • 1992 Luke Freeman, English footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1871 Johnny Cuzens, cricketer (Australian aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
  • 1963 Cilly Aussem, German tennis player (Wimbledon 1931), dies of liver failure at 54
  • 1974 Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
  • 1975 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65), dies at 75
  • 1993 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • 1993 Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), drowns at 27
  • 1993 Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), drowns at 31
  • 2009 Leon Walker, Wakefield Wildcats Rugby Player (b. 1988)
  • 2013 Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter, dies from cancer at 60
  • 2017 Dallas Green, American baseball manager and pitcher (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 82
  • 2018 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), dies of cancer at 80