On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 8th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats North Carolina, 43-40; Cowboys' back-to-back titles and center Bob Kurland MOP for 2nd straight year

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Bleasdale, English author, playwright and scriptwriter (Are You Lonesome Tonight), born in Liverpool

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandru Zirra, composer, dies at 62
  • Gilbert N. Lewis, American Chemist (atomic theory), dies at 70