On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1973

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76; Bruins' 7th straight title; future Hall of Fame center Bill Walton tournament MOP for 2nd consecutive year

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • Susan Shaw is first woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange
  • TV Soap "The Young & the Restless" premieres on CBS

Famous Birthdays

  • Heather Goldenhersh, American actress

Person of interestLarry Page

Larry Page, American computer scientist and businessman (co-founded Google with Sergey Brin), born in East Lansing, Michigan

Computer Scientist and Co-founder of Google Larry Page
Computer Scientist and Co-founder of Google
Larry Page
  • Marshall Faulk, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Matt Burke, Australian rugby union fullback (81 caps; NSW Waratahs; Eastwood) and broadcaster (Network 10), born in Sydney, Australia
  • T.R. Knight, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Don Messer, Canadian fiddler (b. 1909)
  • George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)

Person of interestNoël Coward

Noël Coward, English playwright (Hay Fever, Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve-1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, dies of heart failure at 73

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, dies at 67
1973 Highlights

About March 26, 1973

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries