On This Day in Sport for March 24

Events in Sport

  • 1876 37th Grand National: Joe Cannon aboard Regal wins
  • 1882 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard Seaman wins
  • 1893 55th Grand National: Bill Dollery aboard Cloister wins
  • 1899 61st Grand National: George Williamson aboard Manifesto wins
  • 1911 73rd Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Glenside wins
  • 1913 Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
  • 1922 81st Grand National: Lewis Rees aboard Music Hall wins (only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish)
  • 1927 Cuban chess champion Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie
  • 1933 92nd Grand National: Dudley Williams aboard Kellsboro' Jack
  • 1936 Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins & 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 mins), ends 1-0
  • 1939 98th Grand National: Tim Hyde aboard Workman wins
  • 1941 LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship
  • 1950 Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship
  • 1956 110th Grand National: Dave Dick aboard E.S.B. wins
  • 1961 NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows
  • 1962 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
  • 1962 Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later
  • 1962 Welterweight boxing title fight between Benny Paret and Emile Griffith, Paret knocked out 13th round, dies 10 days later. First use of television slow motion replay.
  • 1973 San Francisco 49er pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams
  • 1974 36th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: NC State beats Marquette 76-64

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1979 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 10 rebounds & 10 assists, as the Spartans cruise to a 101-67 by Penn Mich State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 pts

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1980 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54
  • 1981 Bombay beat Delhi by innings & 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
  • 1984 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
  • 1985 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
  • 1985 Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah)
  • 1987 WA win the Sheffield Shield by drawing cricket final vs Victoria
  • 1988 Quarterback Dan Fouts retires
  • 1990 Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
  • 1991 Barcelona Dragons beat NY/NJ Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game
  • 1991 Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
  • 1991 NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1996 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 2016 English footballer Adam Johnson sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual activity with a schoolgirl
  • 2018 Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft is caught on camera rubbing match ball with an object during 3rd Cricket Test in Cape Town, resulting in an infamous ball tampering scandal

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1866 Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer
  • 1885 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (4 Olympic golds 1904, 08)
  • 1889 Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)
  • 1893 George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1925 Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for South Africa, 1 career no-ball)
  • 1931 Thelma Kalama, American 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1936 Alex Olmedo, American tennis player (Australian Nats, Wimbledon 1959), born in Arequipa, Peru
  • 1938 Larry Wilson, NFL back (Cardinals)
  • 1943 Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)
  • 1943 Marika Kilius, German FR, ice skating pair (Olympic silver 1960, 64)
  • 1944 Denny McLain, American MLB pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1968-69), born in Markham, Illinois
  • 1951 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania

Person of interestPat Bradley

1951 Pat Bradley, American golfer (6 LPGA major titles), born in Westford, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1953 Steve Lubbers, cricketer (capt of Dutch World Cup team 1996)
  • 1955 Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
  • 1959 Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
  • 1961 Dean Jones, Australian former-cricketer (dashing Australian batsman & fielder 1984-92), born in Coburg, Victoria, Australia
  • 1961 James T Gallagher Jr, PGA golfer (1990 Greater Milw), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1962 Penny Hammel, LPGA golfer (Jamie Farr Toledo-1985, 89), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1963 Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester)
  • 1963 Sammy Giammatva, tennis star, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1965 Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965 Ben Torriero, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1965 Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965 Marian Vajda, Czech, tennis star
  • 1966 Penny Toler, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1967 Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)
  • 1967 Richard Gillam, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Yoko Zetterlund, volleyball setter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1970 Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1970 Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1970 Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
  • 1970 Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
  • 1972 Steve Karsay, American baseball player
  • 1973 Atle Larsen, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Chip McCaw, volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 David Moravec, hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1973 Josh Lakatos, trap shooter (Olympic silver 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1973 Philippe Boucher, St Apollinaire Ca, NHL defense (LA Kings, Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1973 Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
  • 1974 Terry Killens, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1975 Debbie Keller, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • 1975 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (& John Lee), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1975 Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player (Australian Open 2002), born in Linköping, Sweden
  • 1976 Danielle Garrett, Camp Hill Penn, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976 Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer
  • 1976 Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Aaron Brooks, American football player

Person of interestPeyton Manning

1976 Peyton Manning, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 1977 Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1979 Periklis Iakovakis, Greek athlete
  • 1979 Norris Hopper, American baseball player
  • 1979 Graeme Swann, English cricketer
  • 1980 Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 Corey Hart, American baseball player
  • 1982 Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
  • 1983 T. J. Ford, American basketball player
  • 1984 Chris Bosh, American basketball player
  • 1986 Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver
  • 1986 Anthony McMahon, English footballer
  • 1987 Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladeshi cricket all-rounder (Bangaladesh 217 highest score 2017), born in Magura, Bangladesh
  • 1988 Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer

Weddings in Sport

  • 2013 Motorcycle mogul Jesse James (43) weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1899 Billy Barnes, cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies
  • 1921 Larry McLean, Canadian baseball player, dies at 39
  • 1932 George Robert Canning, cricketer (the 4th Lord Harris), dies
  • 1946 Alexander A Alekhine, world chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53
  • 1999 Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • 2007 Maurice Flitcroft, British golfer and audacious hoaxer, dies at 77
  • 2009 George Kell, American baseball player, dies at 86
  • 2012 Jocky Wilson, Scottish world champion darts player, dies at 62
  • 2016 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), dies at 68
  • 2016 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), dies of A.L.S. at 46
  • 2018 Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher who became the youngest player in league history at 16 (Philadelphia A’s), dies at 91