What Happened on March 22, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Darrell Russell, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Russell Maryland, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys, Oak Raiders)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Czech actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78