On This Day

March 26, 1949 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 103rd Grand National: Leo McMorrow aboard 66/1 outsider Russian Hero wins by a comfortable 8 lengths ahead of Roimond
  • 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State, 46-36; Wildcats' back-to-back titles; center Alex Groza MOP

Birthdays in Sport

  • Francisco Aguilar, Spanish soccer forward (3 caps; Real Madrid), born in Santander, Spain (d. 2020)
1949 in Sport