On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

41st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State beats Indiana State, 75-64; marks start of rivalry between future Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Larry Bird; highest-rated game in history of televised college basketball

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat sign the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Michigan State Spartans snaps Indiana State's 33-game win streak
  • OPEC makes full 14.5% oil price increase for 1979 effective on April 1
  • Padres & Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it

Famous Birthdays

  • Heidi Zeigler, actress (Sherry-Just the 10 of Us)
  • Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
  • Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer
  • Pierre Wome, Cameroonian footballer

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Comedic actor Bob Denver (44) weds fourth wife Dreama Peery

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Stafford, American writer (Pulitzer Prize 1970-The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford), dies at 63