On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 49th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Arkansas, 66-57
  • 55th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 North Carolina beats #22 Clemson, 86-81

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), dies at 95
  • G. David Low, American astronaut (b. 1956)
  • Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (b. 1942)
  • Ivan Dixon, American actor, director and civil rights activist (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes,The Final War of Olly Winter), dies of renal failure at 76
  • John Hewer, English actor famous for portraying Captain Birdseye in British commercials, dies at 86
  • Ola Brunkert, Swedish session drummer for ABBA (b. 1946)