On this day: March 26

POSTED: 09:33 AM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 25, 2016 

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 - 1979 NCAA
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1979: In what was, at the time, the most-watched college basketball game ever, Earvin "Magic" Johnson leads Michigan State to a 75-64 victory over Indiana State and Larry Bird for the NCAA men's basketball championship. Johnson was voted Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.


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