Events in Sport on March 29

  • 1878 39th Grand National: J. Jones aboard Shifnal wins
  • 1889 51st Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Frigate IRE wins
  • 1895 57th Grand National: Mr Joe Widger aboard Wild Man From Borneo wins
  • 1901 63rd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Grudon wins
  • 1906 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
  • 1912 74th Grand National: Ernie Piggott aboard Jerry M. wins
  • 1919 Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic
  • 1929 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
  • 1930 89h Grand National: Tommy Cullinan aboard Shaun Goilin wins
  • 1935 94th Grand National: Mr. Frank Furlong aboard Reynoldstown wins

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1940 Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1941 3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Wisconsin beats Wash State 39-34
  • 1946 1st Test Cricket between Australia & NZ
  • 1946 Test Cricket debuts of Lindwall, Miller & Tallon
  • 1947 101st Grand National: Eddie Dempsey aboard Caughoo wins
  • 1948 Drachtster Boys soccer team forms in Drachten

  • 1948 Yanks & Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17, spring training game
  • 1958 112th Grand National: Arthur Freeman aboard Mr. What wins
  • 1959 Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1966 Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1969 123rd Grand National: Eddie P. Harty, Sr. aboard Highland Wedding wins
  • 1970 Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against G√≥rnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 1975 Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
  • 1976 38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan 86-68
  • 1979 Delhi beats Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 1979 Last day of Test cricket for Mushtaq Mohammad
  • 1980 134th Grand National: Charlie Fenwick aboard Ben Nevis wins
  • 1981 Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
  • 1981 AIAW Women's Basketball Championship, Louisiana Tech beat Tennessee 79-59 in Eugene
  • 1982 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62
  • 1984 NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1985 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1987 6th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44
  • 1989 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
  • 1992 21st Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Dottie Mochrie
  • 1992 Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
  • 1992 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
  • 1992 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)
  • 1993 Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1994 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
  • 1994 13th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
  • 1996 Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens
  • 1996 NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
  • 1997 1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yanks 2-0 (exhibition)
  • 1998 17th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Louisiana Tech 93-75
  • 1999 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Duke 77-74
  • 2015 Cricket World Cup: Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground