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Notable Historical Events for March 28th

1935Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

1985Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC

1972Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game

37Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.

1991Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son

1990President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal

1939Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco

1954Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open

197749th Academy Awards - "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win

1995Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up

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Notable Birthdays on March 28th

1981Julia Stiles, New York City, NY, American actress (Bourne series, Save the Last Dance)

1868Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire, Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths)

1970Vince Vaughn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actor (Swingers, Wedding Crashers)

1986Lady Gaga [Stefani Germanotta], New York, singer/songwriter (Bad Romance)

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Notable Weddings on March 28th

1978Actor Jeremy Irons (29) weds actress Sinéad Cusack (30)

1948Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York

1957Jazz musician Billie Holiday (41) weds mafia enforcer Louis McKay

1996Actress Angelina Jolie (20) weds actor Jonny Lee Miller

1870Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (29) weds model Camille Doncieux in Paris

1920Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford

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Notable Deaths on March 28th

1953Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), dies at 64

1941Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], author (To Lighthouse), dies from suicide at 59

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