What happened today in history?
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March 29

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1996The Cleveland Browns NFL team becomes the Baltimore Ravens.
1985Hockey great Wayne Gretzky makes his 126th assist, breaking his own NHL season record.
1971A Los Angeles jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson for the brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate.
1971Lt. William Calley, Jr. is found guilty of murdering Vietnamese civilians during the My Lai massacre.
1962Jack Paar leaves The Tonight Show after five years as host.
1961The 23rd Amendment is ratified, granting residents of Washington, DC, the right to vote in presidential elections.
1951Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage, and executed two years later.
1951The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I, starring Yul Brynner, opens on Broadway.
1951All About Eve wins an Oscar® for Best Picture.
1943The rationing of US dairy products such as milk, butter, and cheese begins during WWII.
1932Comedian Jack Benny makes his radio debut (on Ed Sullivan's NBC talk show).
1921The Iowa state flag is adopted.
1913Flooding along the Tennessee River is blamed for 467 deaths.
1867The Dominion of Canada is created when Britain's Parliament passes the North America Act.
1848Fur millionaire John Jacob Astor dies.
1792King Gustavus IV of Sweden is assassinated.
1638  The first Swedish settlers to the New World arrive at Delaware.

Born today:

1976  Jennifer Capriati - tennis champion (Olympic gold medalist 1992)

1968  Lucy Lawless - actress (Xena: Warrior Princess)

1968  Regina Leigh - country singer (Regina Regina)

1967  John Popper - singer, harmonica player (Blues Traveler)

1963  Elle MacPherson - supermodel, actress

1963  M.C. Hammer - singer, actor

1959  Perry Farrell - rock singer (Porno for Pyros, Jane's Addiction)

1957  Christopher Lambert - actor

1956  Kurt Thomas - gymnast, sports commentator

1955  Earl Campbell - NFL football hall of famer (Heisman Trophy winner, 1977)

1950  Bud Cort - actor

1949  Michael Brecker - sax player (Brecker Brothers)

1947  Bobby Kimball - singer (Toto)

1945  Walt Frazier - NBA basketball hall of famer

1944  Denny McLain - baseball pitcher (Cy Young Award winner, 1968)

1943  Eric Idle - actor, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus)

1937  Billy Carter - brother of Jimmy Carter (39th US president)

1919  Eileen Heckart - actress

1918  Pearl Bailey - singer, actress

1875  Lou Hoover - wife of Herbert Hoover (31st US president)

1867  Cy Young - baseball pitcher (namesake award given annually to best pitchers)

1790  John Tyler - 10th US president (1841-45)



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