On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1957

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Kansas, 54-53 (3 OT); Wilt Chamberlain of Kansas 4th player to be named tournament MOP despite not playing for the championship team

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • US army sells last homing pigeons

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Plummer, American actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker), born in NYC, New York
  • Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
  • Sheila Rena Ingram, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Teresa Ganzel, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory), born in Toledo, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Patrick Abercrombie, English architect and town planner, dies at 77
1957 Highlights

About March 23, 1957

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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