On This Day in Sport for March 31

Events in Sport

  • 1877 Test Cricket debut of feared Australian fast bowler Fred "The Demon" Spofforth; Australia loses 2nd Test by 4 wickets vs England at Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1905 67th Grand National: Frank Mason victorious aboard Kirkland; first Welsh-trained horse to win the event
  • 1909 National Baseball Commission rules players who jump contracts to be suspended for 5 years; players joining outlaw organizations suspended for 3 years
  • 1923 First dance marathon in New York City; Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hours with 6 different partners
  • 1923 Stanley Cup Final, Denman Arena, Vancouver, BC: Ottawa Senators (NHL) edge Edmonton Eskimos (WCHL), 1-0 for a 2-0 series sweep
  • 1955 West Indies cricket all-rounder Collie Smith scores 104 in his Test debut in a 9 wicket 1st Test defeat to Australia in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1962 116th Grand National: Fred Winter aboard 28/1 shot Kilmore wins by 10 lengths from Wyndburgh
  • 1973 127th Grand National: Brian Fletcher wins aboard 9/1 co-favourite Red Rum; recovers from 15 lengths behind at final fence; first of Red Rum's record 3 GN victories
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2006 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jana Pittman (23) weds track and field athlete Chris Rawlinson (33) at Morning Star Estate on Mornington Peninsula in Australia
  • 2006 Long jumper gold medalist Bronwyn Thompson (28) weds Jason Chipperfield at Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane, Australia

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