On This Day

Events in Sport on March 26

  • 1874 36th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson wins his second consecutive GN aboard French 5/1 favourite Reugny
  • 1886 48th Grand National: Tommy Skelton wins aboard 25/1 chance Old Joe
  • 1897 59th Grand National: Terry Kavanagh aboard 6/1 favourite Manifesto wins by 20 lengths from Filbert
  • 1909 71st Grand National: Georges Parfrement wins aboard French 100/9 hope Lutteur III
  • 1915 Stanley Cup Final, Denman Arena, Vancouver, BC: Barney Stanley scores 5 goals as Vancouver Millionaires beat Ottawa Senators, 12-3 for a 3-0 sweep of first non-challenge series; Vancouver first PCHA champions
  • 1915 77th Grand National: legendary jockey Jack Anthony wins his second of 3 GN's aboard 100/8 bet Ally Sloper
  • 1917 Stanley Cup Final, Seattle Ice Arena, Seattle, WA: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 9-1 for a 3-1 series victory; first US team to win SC
  • 1920 79th Grand National: legendary jockey Jack Anthony wins his record 3rd GN aboard 6/1 Troytown
  • 1926 85th Grand National: Billy Watkinson victorious aboard 25/1 bet Jack Horner; first Australian jockey to win the race

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1937 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice and replaces his 40 oz bat with a 36 oz one

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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1945 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • 1945 Venray soccer team forms
  • 1949 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State, 46-36; Wildcats' back-to-back titles; center Alex Groza MOP
  • 1949 103rd Grand National: Leo McMorrow aboard 66/1 outsider Russian Hero wins by a comfortable 8 lengths ahead of Roimond
  • 1952 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St. Johns, 80-63; first tournament to have a true "Final Four" format
  • 1955 109th Grand National: Pat Taaffe wins aboard Quare Times at 100/9; third consecutive GN victory for trainer Vincent O'Brien

  • 1955 France misses out on a maiden Grand Slam after losing, 16-11 to Wales at Stade Colombes; share Five Nations Rugby Championship with Wales with 3-1 record
  • 1959 Test debut for Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad v West Indies, aged 15 years
  • 1960 Orioles-Reds series planned for Havana is moved to Miami
  • 1960 USC captures NCAA swimming title
  • 1960 114th Grand National: Gerry Scott wins aboard 13/2 favourite Merryman II; first clear favourite to win in 33 years
  • 1966 120th Grand National: Tim Norman aboard 50/1 outsider Anglo wins by 20 lengths, giving Freddie 2nd place for a second straight year
  • 1966 Wales beats France, 9-8 at the National Stadium, Cardiff to clinch their 15th Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • 1972 LA Lakers break NBA wins record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13), record will stand for 24 years

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1973 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76; Bruins' 7th straight title; future Hall of Fame center Bill Walton tournament MOP for 2nd consecutive year

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1974 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1975 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses

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1979 41st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State beats Indiana State, 75-64; marks start of rivalry between future Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Larry Bird; highest-rated game in history of televised college basketball

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 1979 Padres & Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it
  • 1991 Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34
  • 1991 Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final

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1992 Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1992 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

1995 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Lee Janzen wins by a stroke ahead of runner-up Bernhard Langer of Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Nanci Bowen wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Susie Redman; her sole LPGA Tour victory
  • 1996 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)
  • 1997 NHL announces Anaheim Mighty Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 season in Japan
  • 2000 Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Karrie Webb of Australia wins the first of her 2 titles in this event, 10 strokes ahead of defending champion Dottie Pepper

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

2001 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tiger Woods wins the first of his 2 PC's, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Vijay Singh of Fiji

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2006 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Canadian Stephen Ames shoots a final round 67 to complete biggest win of his career by 6 strokes from Retief Goosen of South Africa

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2014 Laureus World Sports Awards, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Sportsman: Sebastian Vettel; Sportswoman: Genzebe Dibaba; Team: Germany Men's National Football team

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel