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)

Meeting of Interest

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

Golf Tournament

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

Sports History

1953 AL rejects Bill Veeck's request to move St Louis Browns to Baltimore

Sports History

1955 NHL President Clarence Campbell suspends Montreal Canadiens superstar Maurice "Rocket" Richard for the remainder of the season after he viciously attacked an opponent; Riots ensued in Montreal

  • 1956 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 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

Golf Tournament

1957 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, 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
  • 1958 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, 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

Sports History

1985 Two-time Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain is convicted of embezzlement and drug trafficking; sentenced to 25 years but conviction later reversed

  • 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
  • 1991 NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
  • 1991 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi

Sports History

1994 American figure skater Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on former Olympic teammate Nancy Kerrigan

  • 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

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • 1996 Montreal Canadien's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)
  • 1997 NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
  • 2003 44th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 64-57
  • 2003 50th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Duke beats NC State, 84-77
  • 2008 49th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Arkansas, 66-57
  • 2008 55th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 North Carolina beats #22 Clemson, 86-81

Sports History

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

  • 2013 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
  • 2013 Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • 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 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60
  • 2014 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
  • 2020 Major League Baseball suspends remainder of Spring Training and delays start of regular season in response to COVID-19 pandemic; return dependent on recommendations by Centers for Disease Control