Events in Sport on March 22

  • 1894 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa HC, 3-1 to win 3-team challenge tournament
  • 1896 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 at the Panhellenic Games
  • 1907 69th Grand National: Alf Newey wins aboard 8/1 chance Eremon
  • 1929 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett wins aboard 100/1 outsider Gregalach
  • 1952 Wales wins Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam & Triple Crown with a 9-5 win over France at St. Helen's Ground, Swansea

Sports History

1958 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle, 84-72; Seattle's future Hall of Fame small forward Elgin Baylor is named tournament MOP

  • 1964 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Carol Mann her 1st of 2 major titles by 2 shots from Ruth Jessen and Judy Kimball

Boxing Title Fight

1967 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1969 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72; Bruins' 3-peat; center Lew Alcindor tournament Most Outstanding Player for 3rd consecutive year
  • 1972 Nick Mileti purchases Cleveland Indians for $9 million
  • 1972 Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
  • 1979 NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)

NHL Record

1984 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game

  • 1986 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
  • 1986 Ice Pairs World Championship at Geneva won by Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov (USSR)

Boxing Title Fight

1986 Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick upsets Pinklon Thomas by unanimous decision in Las Vegas to win WBC heavyweight title

  • 1988 WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1989 Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.

Sports History

1989 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

  • 1990 The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
  • 1992 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
  • 1992 Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
  • 1994 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
  • 1997 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)
  • 2008 French Swimmer Alain Bernard sets world record of 47.50 for 100m freestyle long course after winning the European LC Championships 2008
  • 2009 Cricket Women's World Cup: England defeats New Zealand by 4 wickets

Sports History

2011 Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty for misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and is sentenced to six years probation