On This Day

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
  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
  • 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

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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

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 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

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1972 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP

  • 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)

Sports record brokenNHL Record

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

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1986 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
  • 1986 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1988 WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final

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1989 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • 1989 Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • 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

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

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor