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Notable Historical Events for March 27th

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

1942Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)

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

1948Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall

1985Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

1941Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)

1958Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party

1952Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

1962Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy

1950Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleve OH)

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Notable Birthdays on March 27th

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

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

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)

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

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

1958Writer Gabriel García Márquez (31) weds Mercedes Barcha

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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

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