Events in Sport in March 1959

  • Mar 1 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Golden Triangle Festival Golf Tournament
  • Mar 3 San Francisco Giant's rename their stadium Candlestick Park
  • Mar 7 6th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats North Carolina, 80-56

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 8 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Mar 10 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 15 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Mar 18 Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Mar 21 21st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: California beats W Va 71-70
  • Mar 21 113th Grand National: Michael Scudamore aboard Oxo wins

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Mar 25 Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate
  • Mar 29 Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore