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Notable Historical Events for March 24th

199769th Academy Awards - "The English Patient", Tom Cruise & Brenda Blythen win

1996Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

1989Mary Martin in "Peter Pan" 1st seen on TV since 1973

1958Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

1721Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos (to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt)

1992"Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances

19871st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win

2006Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.

1947John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN

200274th Academy Awards - "A Beautiful Mind", Denzel Washington & Halle Berry win

March 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 24th

1902Thomas E. Dewey, Owosso Michigan, Governor and Republican presidential candidate 1944, 1948

1909Clyde Barrow, bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame)

1947Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad)

1951Pat Bradley, Westford Massachusetts, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open)

1912Dorothy Height, Richmond, Virginia, American civil rights and women's rights activist

1976Peyton Manning, New Orleans Louisiana, American football player

1874Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Budapest, magician/escape artist

1855Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, banker (Mellon Bank), US Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32) and philanthropist

March 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 24th

2013Motorcycle mogul Jesse James (43) weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California

1950Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini

1984"Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff (32) weds "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (28)

1896Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)

March 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 24th

1976Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British Field Marshal, Alton, Hampshire

1603Elizabeth I Tudor, [Virgin Queen], of England and Ireland (1558-1603), dies at 69

March 24th Deaths
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