On This Day in Sport for March 5

Events in Sport

  • 1840 2nd Grand National: Bartholomew Bretherton wins aboard 16/1 Jerry; a then smallest field of 13
  • 1845 7th Grand National: William Loft aboard outsider Cure-All wins in record time of 10 minutes, 47 seconds
  • 1910 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
  • 1949 Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30
  • 1955 2nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 87-77
  • 1960 7th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 63-59
  • 1960 Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
  • 1960 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1987 Ice Skater Dorothy Hamill marries second husband Kenneth Douglas Forsythe (divorced 1995)

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1948 Charles Prince, cricketer (5 & 1 in only Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1965 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1977 Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshal at the 1977 South African Grand Prix, dies in a car crash at 19
  • 1977 Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver, dies at 27
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