On this day: March 27

POSTED: 03:07 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 26, 2014 

Oregon wins the first NCAA men's basketball tourney, the Good Friday Earthquake rips up Alaska, Brando boycotts the Oscars, and Viagra gets FDA approval, all on this day.

OTD March 27 - Sacheen Littlefeather
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1973: At the 45th Academy Awards, Marlon Brando boycotts the Oscars in protest of the treatment of Native Americans by the film industry, sending Sacheen Littlefeather to explain why he was not showing up to accept his Best Actor award for "The Godfather." Other highlights of the evening included Liza Minnelli winning Best Actress for her role in "Cabaret," beating out Diana Ross for "Lady Sings the Blues," and Charlie Chaplin earning his first competitive Oscar win for Best Original Score for his 20-year-old film "Limelight," which was eligible due to a technicality. "Cabaret" also set a record for the most Oscars won, at eight, without winning Best Picture, which it lost to "The Godfather."

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