On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72; Bruins' 3-peat; center Lew Alcindor tournament Most Outstanding Player for 3rd consecutive year

Famous Birthdays

  • Darrell Russell, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Russell Maryland, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys, Oak Raiders)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Deutsch [Dorian], Jewish-Austrian actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78