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Notable Historical Events for March 20th

1988Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1942Gen MacArthur vows, "I shall return"

1983Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1994"Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 perfs

1616Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

1965Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

1990LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33

1989Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation

200418th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win

2004Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader.

March 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 20th

1922Carl Reiner, Bronx, comedian (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show)

1957Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], Atlanta, Florida, American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)

1948Bobby Orr, Parry Sound, Ontario, HOF NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins)

1856Frederick Winslow Taylor, father of scientific management

1963David Thewlis, Blackpool, Lancashire, English actor (Remus Lupin-Harry Potter series)

1939Brian Mulroney, Baie-Comeau Quebec, (P-C) 18th PM of Canada (1984-93)

March 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 20th

1976Rocker Alice Cooper (28) weds choreographer Sheryl Goddard in Acapulco, Mexico

1969Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar

March 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 20th

1964Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41

1568Albert of Prussia, 1st Duke of Prussia, dies at 77

March 20th Deaths
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