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 This day in History - March 26
441 Historic Events for March 26
1971

Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence

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1971

Dave DeGraaf, Lansing Mich, team handball circle (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1972

Steve Anderson, CFL defensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)

Birth
1972

Naoko Kijimuta, Yokohama Kanagawa Japan, tennis star (1996 Jakarta)

Birth
1972

"Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 144 perfs

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1972

Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic

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1972

LA Lakers broke NBA record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13)

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1973

UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title

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1973

Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67

Death
1973

35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76

Event
1973

Soap "Young and Restless" premieres

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1973

Marshall Faulk, running back (Indianapolis Colts)

Birth
1973

Susan Shaw, is 1st woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange

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1973

George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80

Death
1973

Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73

Death
1974

Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president

Event
1974

Mike Peca, Toronto, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)

Birth
1974

Alfred Shipman, CFL slot back (BC Lions)

Birth
1974

George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

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1974

Hakeem Abdul-samad, rocker (Boys)

Birth
1974

Irina Spirlea, Bucharest Romania, tennis star (1996 Amelia Island)

Birth
1975

Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win and NHL record of 17 straight loses

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1975

Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, king of Saudi-Arabia (1964-75), murdered at 68

Death
1975

"Tommy" premieres in London

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1976

Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album

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