Events in Sport on March 25

  • 1668 1st horse race in America takes place
  • 1876 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
  • 1881 43rd Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Woodbrook wins
  • 1887 49th Grand National: Bill Daniels aboard Gamecock wins
  • 1889 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England
  • 1896 Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece [NS=Apr 6]
  • 1898 60th Grand National: John Gourley aboard Drogheda wins
  • 1904 66th Grand National: Arthur Birch aboard Moifaa wins
  • 1907 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers lose to Kenora Thistles but outscore them in 2 game set but outscore them 12-8 and win cup
  • 1916 Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC
  • 1916 Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
  • 1924 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
  • 1927 86th Grand National: Ted Leader aboard Sprig wins
  • 1934 1st Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284
  • 1936 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)

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1937 It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1937 Lionel Conacher misses on 1st Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • 1938 97th Grand National: Bruce Hobbs aboard Battleship wins (1st US bred and owned horse to win)
  • 1947 9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58-47
  • 1947 Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (v NZ, Christchurch)
  • 1950 104th Grand National: Jimmy Power aboard Freebooter wins
  • 1957 NBA modifies the free-throw rule

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1958 Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1959 Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate
  • 1960 Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
  • 1961 23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT)
  • 1961 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St Joseph's defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes
  • 1961 115th Grand National: Bobby Beasley aboard Nicolaus Silver wins
  • 1967 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
  • 1971 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
  • 1972 34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76

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1972 Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • 1972 UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title
  • 1973 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52, Immaculata 1st undefeated team in New York
  • 1973 Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

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1982 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1986 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump

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1988 Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1991 Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
  • 1995 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years
  • 1996 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
  • 1996 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)
  • 1997 Indians trade Lofton & Embree to Braves for Grissom & Justice

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2013 Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods