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Notable Historical Events for March 27th

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

1668English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

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

1991Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game

1814Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama

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

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

199567th Academy Awards - "Forest Gump", Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win

1983Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres in NYC

1941Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)

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Notable Birthdays on March 27th

1963Quentin Tarantino, director/screenwriter (Pulp Fiction)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on March 27th

1958Writer Gabriel García Márquez (31) weds Mercedes Barcha

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on March 27th

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

2002Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)

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