On This Day in Sport for March 25

Events in Sport

  • 1668 1st horse race in America takes place
  • 1876 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
  • 1881 43rd Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Woodbrook wins
  • 1887 49th Grand National: Bill Daniels aboard Gamecock wins
  • 1889 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England
  • 1896 Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece [NS=Apr 6]
  • 1898 60th Grand National: John Gourley aboard Drogheda wins
  • 1904 66th Grand National: Arthur Birch aboard Moifaa wins
  • 1907 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
  • 1916 Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC
  • 1916 Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
  • 1924 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
  • 1927 86th Grand National: Ted Leader aboard Sprig wins
  • 1934 1st Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284
  • 1936 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1937 It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1937 Lionel Conacher misses on 1st Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • 1938 97th Grand National: Bruce Hobbs aboard Battleship wins (1st US bred and owned horse to win)
  • 1947 9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58-47
  • 1947 Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (v NZ, Christchurch)
  • 1950 104th Grand National: Jimmy Power aboard Freebooter wins
  • 1957 NBA modifies the free-throw rule

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958 Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1959 Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate
  • 1960 Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
  • 1961 23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT)
  • 1961 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St Joseph's defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes
  • 1961 115th Grand National: Bobby Beasley aboard Nicolaus Silver wins
  • 1967 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
  • 1971 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
  • 1972 34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76

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1972 Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • 1972 UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title
  • 1973 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52, Immaculata 1st undefeated team in New York
  • 1973 Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1986 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1991 Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
  • 1995 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years
  • 1996 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
  • 1996 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)
  • 1997 Indians trade Lofton & Embree to Braves for Grissom & Justice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1830 Julius Caesar, cricketer (prominent batsman for Surrey)
  • 1868 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
  • 1899 Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
  • 1909 Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
  • 1918 Howard Cosell, sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1920 Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Wim Van Est, [Locomotief/Pletmolen], Dutch cyclist
  • 1926 Laszlo Papp, Hungarian Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • 1927 Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
  • 1929 Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Wes Santee, American runner, born in Ashland, Kansasmiler (d. 2010)
  • 1932 Woody (Woodson) Held, baseball player
  • 1935 Flash Elorde, Filipino boxer
  • 1938 Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1943 Pavel Lednev, USSR, pentathelete (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1944 Ross Duncan, cricketer (one Test Australia v England 1971, 0-30)
  • 1946 Cliff Balsam, English footballer
  • 1948 Richard Lundy, horse trainer
  • 1949 Jean Potvin, Canadian NHL player, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1953 Haroon Rashid, cricketer (Pakistani & WSC batsman late 70's)
  • 1954 Thom Loverro, American sportswriter
  • 1955 Lee Mazzilli, American baseball player
  • 1956 Sonia M Lannaman, England, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1958 Maria Caridad Colón, Cuba, javelin thrower, (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1958 Yograj Singh, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80's)
  • 1959 Vince Guerra, American jockey, born in Tucson
  • 1960 Robert Green, tennis star, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1961 Mark David Brooks, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1964 Alex Solls, American jockey, born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1964 Eric Woods, California, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Xerox BC Open)
  • 1964 Ken Wregget, Brandon, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1965 Avery Johnson, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1966 David Hohl, Winnipeg Manitoba, freestyle wrestler (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1966 Jeff Cross, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 Tom Glavine, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Cy Young 1991), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
  • 1967 Debi Thomas, American figure skater (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • 1967 Takayuki Miura, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1968 Dixon Edwards, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968 Errol Martin, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1968 Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Dale Davis, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1969 Dan Wilson, catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1969 Guy Newman, Australian water polo goalie (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Scott Sanders, Hannibal MO, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1970 Magnus Larsson, Swedish tennis star
  • 1970 Shawn Antoski, Brantford, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1971 Aashish Kapoor, cricketer (Indian off-spin batsman 1994- )
  • 1971 Andre Bolduc, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1971 Cammi Granato, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1971 Perry Klein, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971 Sheryl Swoopes, Texas, WNBA forward (Houston Comets. Oly-gold-96)
  • 1972 Demet Edwards, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Howard Battle, Biloxi MS, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1972 Lawrence Moten, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1973 Andrei Nikolishin, Vorkuta Russia, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1973 Bob Sura, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1973 Ray Zellars, NFL fullback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Anthony Barness, English footballer
  • 1974 Mike Adams, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1974 Vyninka Arlow, Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1976 Francis Bellew, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • 1976 Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer (2x World Heavyweight Champion), born in Semipalatinsk, Soviet Union
  • 1982 Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1982 Danica Patrick, American race car driver, 1st woman to win an IndyCar Series race, born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • 1987 Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater
  • 1989 Scott Sinclair, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1985 Professional boxer George Foreman (35) weds Mary Martelly

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 2006 Olympic gold medal freestyle skier Jonny Moseley (30) weds Malia Rich in Telluride, Colorado

Deaths in Sport

  • 1924 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, dies of heart problems at 63

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1963 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer, dies at 29 as a result of injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos
  • 1969 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
  • 1975 Juan Gaudino, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
  • 1983 Bob Waterfield, American football player (b. 1920)
  • 1999 Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)
  • 2008 Ben Carnevale, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2009 Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • 2009 Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian hockey player (b. 1975)
  • 2009 Giovanni Parisi, Italian boxer (b. 1967)
  • 2012 Bert Sugar, American sports writer, dies from a cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2013 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86