Events in Sport on March 12

  • 1862 24th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh wins aboard The Huntsman; first French trained winner; only human fatality recorded in the event, jockey Joe Wynne
  • 1881 Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain
  • 1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) baseball franchise is approved as a member of the American League
  • 1908 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Winnipeg Maple Leafs, 9-3 for 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • 1910 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin Dutchmen (ON), 7-3
  • 1912 Establishment of the first football club in Bulgaria - Botev Plovdiv
  • 1949 Ireland retains Five Nations Rugby Championship & Triple Crown with a 5-0 win over Wales at St. Helen's Ground, Swansea

NHL Record

1966 Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record

  • 1966 Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 wins)
  • 1967 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet

World Record

1978 Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)

  • 1980 NY Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin
  • 1983 4th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Boston College, 85-77

Sports History

1985 Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points

Sports History

1987 David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game

  • 1987 Ice Pairs World Championship at Cincinnati won by Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov (USSR)
  • 1987 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Brian Orser (Canada)
  • 1989 10th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 88-79
  • 1989 30th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Florida, 72-60
  • 1989 36th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 North Carolina beats #7 Duke, 77-74
  • 1995 16th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Connecticut, 94-78
  • 1995 36th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 95-93 (OT)
  • 1995 42nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 Wake Forest beats #4 North Carolina, 82-80 (OT)
  • 1995 Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)

Sports History

1995 Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain

  • 2000 41st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Arkansas beats Auburn, 75-67
  • 2000 47th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats #20 Maryland, 81-68
  • 2005 26th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats West Virginia, 68-59
  • 2006 47th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats South Carolina, 49-47
  • 2006 53rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #7 Boston College, 78-76
  • 2011 32nd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 Connecticut beats #3 Louisville, 69-66
  • 2020 2020 NCAA men's basketball tournament is cancelled over concerns of the spread of COVID-19; first time 'March Madness' not held since it began in 1939; women's tournament also cancelled
  • 2020 NHL announces the pausing of the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic