Events in Sport on March 19

  • 1880 42nd Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Empress IRE wins
  • 1892 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
  • 1910 6th Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Horace Rice (6-4, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1914 Stanley Cup: Tor Blueshirts (NHA) sweep Vict Capitals (PCHA) in 3 game
  • 1937 96th Grand National: Evan Williams aboard Royal Mail wins
  • 1938 Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
  • 1942 Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago

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1943 In their third match, Jake LaMotta finally defeats Jimmy Reeves by knocking him out in the sixth round

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta

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1950 US Open Women's Golf, Rolling Hills CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins by 9 strokes from amateur Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1955 17th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: SF beats La Salle 77-63
  • 1956 Biggest NBA margin of victory - Minn Lakers-133, St Louis Hawks-75
  • 1960 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
  • 1966 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Ky 72-65
  • 1971 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half
  • 1972 1st AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48 in Normal
  • 1972 LA Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 pts

  • 1975 Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
  • 1978 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • 1981 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
  • 1984 Pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering
  • 1985 NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
  • 1989 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USSR)
  • 1989 Lori Garbacz wins Circle K LPGA Golf Open Tucson
  • 1990 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
  • 1991 KC Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers
  • 1991 Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses

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1991 St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

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1991 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1993 Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • 1994 NJ Devils club record 41st win of the season
  • 1995 Laura Davis wins LPGA Standard Register PING Golf Tournament

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1995 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1995 NBA NY Knicks beat NY Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)
  • 1997 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi
  • 2016 England beats France 31-21 at Stade de France, Paris to claim Six Nations Rugby Championship; secure their first Grand Slam since 2003; Owen Farrell with 7 goals, England's 2nd-highest points scorer behind Jonny Wilkinson