On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor, 58-42; Wildcats' first victory in first title game
  • John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))

Famous Birthdays

  • David Olney, American singer-songwriter, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
  • R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
  • Wasim Bari, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful)