On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1949

Historical Events

  • 103rd Grand National: Leo McMorrow aboard 66/1 outsider Russian Hero wins by a comfortable 8 lengths ahead of Roimond
  • 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State, 46-36; Wildcats' back-to-back titles; center Alex Groza MOP

Famous Birthdays

  • Baroness Hayman [Helene Hayman], British politician (Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, 2006-11), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston - "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Francisco Aguilar, Spanish soccer forward (3 caps; Real Madrid), born in Santander, Spain (d. 2020)
  • Patrick Süskind, German novelist and screenwriter ("Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"), born in Ambach, Bavaria, Germany
  • Vicki Lawrence, American television actress (The Carol Burnett Show; Mama's Family), and singer ("The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"), born in Inglewood, California
1949 Highlights

About March 26, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries