Events in Sport on March 23

  • 1877 38th Grand National: Mr Fred Hobson aboard Austerlitz wins
  • 1888 50th Grand National: George Mawson aboard Playfair wins
  • 1923 82nd Grand National: Capt. Tuppy Bennett aboard Sergeant Murphy wins
  • 1926 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games
  • 1934 93rd Grand National: Gerry Wilson aboard Golden Miller wins
  • 1938 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St L Cardinals minor leaguers
  • 1946 8th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NC 43-40
  • 1948 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42
  • 1952 Rangers with less than 14 minutes to go blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks. Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 seconds
  • 1956 18th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: SF beats Iowa 83-71
  • 1957 19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Kansas 54-53 (3 OTs)
  • 1962 Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket v WI age 21 years 77 days
  • 1962 William DeWitt buys Cincinnati Reds for $4,625,000
  • 1963 25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola beats Cin 60-58 (OT)
  • 1968 30th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats NC 78-55

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

  • 1980 Allan Border becomes the first and only batsman to reach 150 in each innings of a test Australia v Pakistan Third Test in Lahore
  • 1980 18 year old American tennis star Tracey Austin wins her only WTA Tour Championship; upsets Martina Navratilova in the final 6–2, 2–6, 6–2 in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1984 World Ice Dancing Championship won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB) in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1984 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • 1984 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • 1986 Heavyweight Trevor Berbick KOs Pinklon Thomas
  • 1986 Penny Pulz wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
  • 1986 First of 2 WTA Tour Championships of the year; change of tennis schedule; Martina Navratilova wins 4th straight and 7th overall title 6–2, 6–0, 3–6, 6–1 against Hana Mandlíková in NYC
  • 1991 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12m)
  • 1991 1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5
  • 1992 Florida Marlins begin selling tickets
  • 1993 NY Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl
  • 1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10 km (11:28)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1994 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic