On this day: March 27

POSTED: 03:07 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 26, 2016 

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 - Kiichiro Toyoda
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1952: Japanese businessman and Toyota Motor Corporation founder Kiichiro Toyoda dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at age 57 in Tokyo, Japan. He formed the company in 1937 as a spinoff from his father's company Toyoda Loom Works to create automobiles and served as its president between 1941 and 1950.


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