On this day: March 27

Posted: 6:07 PM EDT Mar 21, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Mar 27, 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 - Paul Williams
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2013: Paul Williams, the journalist and publisher who founded the magazine Crawdaddy!, dies at age 64 at his home in California from complications related to a 1995 bicycle accident. A traumatic brain injury suffered in the accident led to early onset of dementia. Williams created Crawdaddy!, the first American magazine of rock music criticism, in January 1966 on the campus of Swarthmore College outside of Philadelphia with first issue consisting of 10 mimeographed pages written entirely by himself.

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