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 - Strother Martin
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1919: Actor Strother Martin, best known as the chain gang prison captain in the 1967 film "Cool Hand Luke," is born in Kokomo, Ind. Martin was also known for his roles in movies like "The Horse Soldiers," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "The Wild Bunch," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "True Grit" and "Slap Shot." He died of a heart attack at age 61 on Aug. 1, 1980.

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