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 [Hélène Hayman], Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Lord Speaker of the House of Lords
  • 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 writer and screenwriter, known for novel "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer", born in Ambach, Bavaria, Germany
  • Vicki Lawrence, American actress (Carol Burnett, Mama's Family), born in Inglewood, California
1949 Highlights

About March 26, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries