Events in Sport on March 3

  • 1841 3rd Grand National: Mr A. Powell aboard Charity wins
  • 1847 9th Grand National: Denny Wynne aboard Mathew IRE wins
  • 1852 14th Grand National: Mr Alec Goodman aboard Miss Mowbray wins
  • 1869 31st Grand National: George Stevens aboard The Colonel wins
  • 1909 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-3
  • 1920 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
  • 1950 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
  • 1951 Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
  • 1953 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
  • 1956 Dutch swimmer Cockie Gastelaars breaks 20-year old world record for 100m freestyle (1:04.2)
  • 1956 3rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 76-64
  • 1957 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones of Great Britian
  • 1959 San Francisco Giants rename their stadium Candlestick Park
  • 1962 9th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Clemson, 77-66
  • 1967 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1968 In a blockbuster trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs send hall of fame forward Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1974 Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
  • 1977 Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal
  • 1977 World Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
  • 1978 1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI v Australia)
  • 1979 26th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 71-63
  • 1979 20th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Tennessee beats Kentucky, 75-69

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Isle's Mike Bossy 9th & final hat trick of season-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1981 NY Islanders & Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
  • 1984 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1984 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 1985 Bill Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million
  • 1987 Ray Dandridge, 3rd baseman in Negro Leagues, eleected to Hall of Fame
  • 1991 Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston
  • 1992 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders
  • 1992 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • 1993 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 US Internal Revenue Service investigates baseball player Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 2009 The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for a Test match against Pakistan.