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 77th Grand National: legendary jockey Jack Anthony wins his second of 3 GN's aboard 100/8 bet Ally Sloper
  • 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
  • 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

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

  • 1945 Venray soccer team forms
  • 1949 103rd Grand National: Leo McMorrow aboard 66/1 outsider Russian Hero wins by a comfortable 8 lengths ahead of Roimond
  • 1949 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State, 46-36; Wildcats' back-to-back titles; center Alex Groza MOP
  • 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 114th Grand National: Gerry Scott wins aboard 13/2 favourite Merryman II; first clear favourite to win in 33 years
  • 1960 Orioles-Reds series planned for Havana is moved to Miami
  • 1960 USC captures NCAA swimming title
  • 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

Sports History

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

Boxing Title Fight

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

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

Sports History

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

  • 1979 MLB San Diego Padres & San Francisco 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

Sports History

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

  • 1992 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years

World Record

1994 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)

  • 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

PGA Players Championship

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

Sports History

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

Golf Major

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

PGA 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

  • 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

Laureus Awards

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

  • 2021 Scotland beats France 27-23 at Saint-Denis to confirm Wales' 28th Six-Nations Rugby Championship title; Welsh also claim Triple Crown