On this day: March 26

Published On: Mar 21 2013 11:33:30 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Diana Ross
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1944: Singer Diana Ross, who rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s, is born in Detroit, Mich. Ross, who recorded such hits as "Where Did Our Love Go," "Baby Love," "Come See About Me," "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "You Can't Hurry Love," with The Supremes, went solo in the 1970s and released hits like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Touch Me in the Morning" and "Upside Down." She also appeared in movies such as "The Wiz" and "Lady Sings the Blues," for which she earned an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award for most promising female newcomer. In 1988, she was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of The Supremes alongside Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.

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