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Notable Historical Events for March 28th

1990President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal

1972Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game

1935Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

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

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

1991Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son

1995Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up

1954Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open

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

1990Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

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Notable Birthdays on March 28th

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

1944Rick Barry, Elizabeth New Jersey, ABA/NBA forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on March 28th

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

1920Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford

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

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

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

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

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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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