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Notable Historical Events for March 29th

198961st Academy Awards - "Rainman", Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win

1912Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"

1945Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years

1994Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys

1959"Some Like It Hot", starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released

1959"Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe & Jack Lemmon premieres

1981Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1993Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards

1987Wrestlemania III-93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant

1987Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on March 29th

1964Elle MacPherson, Sydney, Austrailian super model and actress (Sirens)

1790John Tyler, Charles City County Virginia, (D/W) 10th Pres (1841-1845)

1968Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress and singer

1918Sam Walton, Kingfisher Oklahoma, billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart)

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Notable Weddings on March 29th

1943Author John Steinbeck (41) weds Gwyndolyn Conger

1975Molecular biologist Peter Agre (26) weds Mary Macgill

1813John Tyler (23) later 10th US President, marries 1st wife Letitia Christian Tyler (22)

1929Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (17) weds her dancing partner Jack Pepper (26)

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Notable Deaths on March 29th

1891Georges Seurat, French painter (Pointillism), dies at 31

2014Hobart "Hobie" Alter, surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, dies of cancer at 80

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