On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth, 42-40; Utes' first title; small forward Arnie Ferrin is named tournament MOP
  • Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing "Pippi Longstocking"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Howard, American actor (Ken - The White Shadow), born in El Centro California (d. 2016)

Person of interestRick Barry

Rick Barry, Basketball forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry

Famous Deaths

  • Chayyim Most, Rabbi/Maggid of Kovono, killed by nazis
  • Stephen Butler Leacock, writer/economist (Literary Lapses), dies at 75