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Notable Historical Events for March 27th

1983Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1855Abraham Gesner patents kerosene

1984Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express" premieres

1951Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You"

197345th Academy Awards - "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians

1952Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

1945Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"

1943Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio

1668English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

1863American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer

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Notable Birthdays on March 27th

1899Gloria Swanson, Chicago Illinois, American actress (Sunset Boulevard, Queen Kelly)

1971Mariah Carey, NYC, singer (Love Takes Time, Hero)

1963Quentin Tarantino, director/screenwriter (Pulp Fiction)

1975Fergie Duhamel, Hacienda Heights, California, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)

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Notable Weddings on March 27th

1998Novelist Danielle Steel (50) weds financier Thomas James Perkins (66)

1958Writer Gabriel García Márquez (31) weds Mercedes Barcha

1916Actress Gloria Swanson (17) weds actor Wallace Beery (30)

1954Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (20) weds socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann

March 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 27th

2002Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)

1968Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34

March 27th Deaths
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