On this day: March 27

Published On: Mar 21 2013 05:07:03 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 27 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Diana Hyland
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1977: Actress Diana Hyland, best known for her TV work in "Eight is Enough," "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble," "Young Doctor Malone" and "Peyton Place," dies of breast cancer at the age of 41 in Los Angeles, California. In "Eight is Enough," Hyland played the wife of Dick Van Patten's character but appeared in only four episodes prior to her death. She had also appeared in numerous guest and supporting roles on TV shows such as "Happy Days," "The Fugitive" and "The Twilight Zone" and had a featured role in the 1966 movie "The Chase," with Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. At the time of her death, she was dating fellow actor John Travolta, who she met while working on "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble," for which she won a posthumous Emmy Award.

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