On This Day

Events in Sport on March 5

  • 1840 2nd Grand National: Bartholomew Bretherton wins aboard 16/1 Jerry; a then smallest field of 13
  • 1845 7th Grand National: William Loft aboard outsider Cure-All wins in record time of 10 minutes, 47 seconds
  • 1910 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1

Sports History

1949 Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30

  • 1955 2nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 87-77
  • 1960 Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
  • 1960 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)
  • 1960 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA)
  • 1960 7th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 63-59
  • 1964 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
  • 1965 Ernie Terrell beats Eddie Machen by unanimous points decision over 15 rounds in Chicago, Illinois to win vacant WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1966 Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record
  • 1966 Player reps elect Marvin Miller as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association
  • 1966 13th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats NC State, 71-66
  • 1973 Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
  • 1977 24th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 75-69

Sports History

1981 Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)

Sports History

1981 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

  • 1982 Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
  • 1983 NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield

Sports History

1985 NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons

  • 1991 Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games

Sports History

1993 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

  • 1993 Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game

Hall of Fame

1997 Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox and Willie Wells inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Sports History

2009 Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic

  • 2011 David Silva scores 38' winner as Manchester City scores 1-0 win over Wigan at City of Manchester Stadium to start EPL record 20 home game winning streak; streak ends 31/3/12