On this day: March 27

Published On: Mar 21 2013 05:07:03 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 27 2014 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 - 1939 NCAAs
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1939: Oregon wins the first NCAA men's basketball tournament with a 46-33 victory over Ohio State in Evanston, Ill. Eight teams played a total of eight games in this first national championship tournament. Oklahoma and Villanova were the other teams to make the first Final Four, with Brown, Texas, Utah State and Wake Forest also taking part in the tournament.

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