Events in Sport on March 1

  • 1843 5th Grand National: Tom Olliver aboard Vanguard wins
  • 1848 10th Grand National: Capt. Josey Little aboard Chandler wins
  • 1854 16th Grand National: John Tasker aboard Bourton wins
  • 1904 England regains cricket Ashes taking a 3-1 series lead v Australia
  • 1921 Australia Cricket team complete 5-0 drubbing of England
  • 1934 Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1941 Elmer Layden becomes 1st NFL commissioner
  • 1942 Baseball decides that players in military can't play when on furlough

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1949 Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis retires

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1949 The Browns, owners of Sportsman's Park, move to evict the Cardinals

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1954 Baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone In spring training

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1955 Pakistan v India 5 Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw
  • 1958 Gary Sobers 365* v Pak, 614 min, 38 fours, best Cricket before Lara
  • 1958 West Indies cricket team declares at stumps with a score of 3-790 vs Pakistan
  • 1965 Australia suspends champion swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10 years for misconduct

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1969 NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1970 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater

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1972 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1973 Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race in the US - Aqueduct's Paumonok Handicap
  • 1974 Ian & Greg Chappell make 264 partnership v NZ cricket at Wellington
  • 1980 Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater
  • 1980 27th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Maryland, 73-72
  • 1980 21st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: LSU beats Kentucky, 80-78
  • 1981 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
  • 1985 Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks

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1988 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1993 George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees
  • 1993 New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks

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1996 Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens