On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1973

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • Susan Shaw is first woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange
  • TV soap opera "The Young & the Restless" premieres on CBS

Famous Birthdays

Larry Page

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

  • Matt Burke, Australian rugby union fullback (81 caps; NSW Waratahs; Eastwood) and broadcaster (Network 10), born in Sydney, Australia
  • T.R. Knight, American actor (Grey's Anatomy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Don Messer, Canadian folk fiddler, and television host (Jubilee, 1959-73), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • George Sisler, American MLB Hall of Fame 1st baseman, 1915-30; MLB record 257 hits in 1920, 2x AL batting champ, 4x AL Stolen Base leader (St. Louis Browns, and 2 other teams), dies at 80
  • Johnny Drake, American NFL football running back, 1937-41 (Cleveland Rams), dies at 56

Noël 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

  • 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? 48 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries