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Notable Historical Events for March 29th

1940Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title

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

1985Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist

1673English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions

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

1981Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

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

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

197648th Academy Awards - "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher wins

1994Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys

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Notable Birthdays on March 29th

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on March 29th

1975Molecular biologist Peter Agre (26) weds Mary Macgill

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

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

1943Author John Steinbeck (41) weds Gwyndolyn Conger

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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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