On This Day

March 26, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Matt Burke, Australian rugby union fullback (81 caps; NSW Waratahs; Eastwood) and broadcaster (Network 10), born in Sydney, Australia

Deaths in Sport

  • 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
1973 in Sport