On This Day

Events in Sport on March 16

  • 1872 1st English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers defeat Royal Engineers, 1-0; Morton Betts scores winner
  • 1875 English FA Cup Final Replay, Kennington Oval, London: Royal Engineers beat Old Etonians, 2-0 after initial 1-1 draw
  • 1876 Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
  • 1877 Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng
  • 1900 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles
  • 1907 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • 1911 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur Bearcats (ON), 13-4
  • 1935 Scotland beats England, 10-7 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh to allow Ireland to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship with a 2-1 record
  • 1939 NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1952 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins her 3rd Titleholders title by 7 strokes from Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

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1955 Clarence Campbell suspends Montreal Canadiens superstar Maurice "Rocket" Richard for the remainder of the 1955 season

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1957 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins her 7th Titleholders title by 3 strokes from amateur Anne Quast
  • 1957 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
  • 1957 England clinches its 15th Five Nations Rugby Championship, the Grand Slam, Triple Crown and Calcutta Cup with a 16-3 win over Scotland at Twickenham, London
  • 1958 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 5 strokes ahead of Betty Dodd
  • 1963 England edges Scotland, 10-8 at Twickenham, London to win its 17th Five Nations Rugby Championship

  • 1964 Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
  • 1969 Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1974 Both Wales (12-16 v England) and France (6-19 v Scotland) lose their final round matches handing Ireland their 8th Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • 1985 MLB Pitcher Denny McLain, convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs
  • 1991 NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
  • 1991 England beats France, 21-19 at Twickenham for it's 19th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, 9th Grand Slam and 16th Triple Crown; fullback Simon Hodgkinson 4 penalties and a conversion

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1996 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno
  • 1996 Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)
  • 1996 England beats Ireland, 28-15 at Twickenham for a second consecutive Five Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown; fly-half Paul Grayson lands 6 penalties, a conversion and drop goal
  • 1997 NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
  • 2003 50th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Duke beats NC State, 84-77
  • 2003 44th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 64-57
  • 2008 55th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 North Carolina beats #22 Clemson, 86-81
  • 2008 49th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Arkansas, 66-57

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2012 Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2013 Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • 2013 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
  • 2013 Wales routs England by a record 30-3 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to retain their Six Nation Rugby Championship; Welsh winger Alex Cuthbert scores 2 tries and fullback Leigh Halfpenny lands 4/4 penalties
  • 2014 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
  • 2014 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60