Building Community through Shared History - A KU Memorial Union Program

This Week in KU History

  • In a meeting with the Faculty, Chancellor Malott charges the Alumni Association with the responsibility of formulating plans toward the building of a proper memorial to the Jayhawkers who had made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II.
  • Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas speaks to 2,000 in Hoch Auditorium. Speaking on the "The Role of Law and Survival," Douglas stated that the world of the future will not be East vs. West, but the "Haves" vs. the "Have-Nots", and the USA would have to spend more money on people in the future and less on weapons.
  • Danny Manning moves into first place in Big 8 career scoring as he reaches 2,663 points in a game against the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman. The previous record was held by OU's Wayman Tisdale.

  • Led by guard Naadir Tharp, who scored 12 points in the last six minutes of the game, the KU Men's Basketball team secures a 10th straight Big 12 conference title by defeating Oklahoma 83 to 75 in Allen Fieldhouse.

  • KU dedicates Marvin Hall to house the School of Engineering and Haworth Hall for the Departments of Mineralogy and Geology.


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