On this day: March 26

POSTED: 09:33 AM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 25, 2014 

Beethoven and Walt Whitman die, the Stanley Cup comes to the U.S., UCLA wins their seventh straight title, and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side" rules the charts, all on this day.

OTD March 26 - Raymond Chandler
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1959: Author Raymond Chandler, best known for hard-boiled detective novels like "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye," dies of pneumonial peripheral vascular shock and prerenal uremia at age 70 in La Jolla, Calif.

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