Have you ever stopped and wondered what was going on any particular day in any particular year in any particular part of the world? Us too! So, today’s blog is dedicated to all things sports related that happened on this particular day, March 22nd in any particular year, in any part of the world!
1894 - Stanley Cup: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever)
1894 - The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
1896 - Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
1923 - The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
1934 - 1st Masters golf championship began in Augusta, Georgia
1953 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1958 - 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72
1959 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament
1964 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
1967 - Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for Heavyweight boxing title
1969 - 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
1970 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1972 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP
1972 - Nick Mileti purchases Cleve Indians for $9 million
1972 - Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
1979 - NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)
1981 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1984 - Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL rec scores 5 seconds into game
1986 - HBO launches boxing's Heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
1986 - Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for Heavyweight boxing title
1987 - Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
1988 - WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1989 - Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years
1992 - Danielle Ammaccapane wins Standard Register Ping Golf Championship
1992 - England beat South Africa in rain-ruined Cricket World Cup semi final
1992 - Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
2012 – A high school athlete from Louisiana read this blog and was inspired to go Beyond the Game!