What Happened on March 29

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Historical Events

1912 – 74th Grand National: Ernie Piggott wins aboard 4/1 co-favourite Jerry M
1940 – American boxer Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 rounds to retain heavyweight boxing title
1979 – Caryl Churchill’s “Cloud Nine” premieres in London
1992 – Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Dottie Pepper (Mochrie) wins the first of her 2 major titles in a sudden-death playoff with Juli Inkster with par on the 1st extra hole
1994 – Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
1996 – NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game

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Famous Birthdays

1907 – (Abram) “Abe” Lincoln, American sweet jazz trombonist (Paul Whiteman; Ozzie Nelson), and Dixieland jazz revivalist, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
1921 – Hugh Neill, British businessman and Army officer, Lord-Lieutenant (South Yorkshire), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
1927 – Arthur Ravenel Jr, American businessman and politician (Rep-R-South Carolina), born in Charleston, South Carolina
1931 – James Weatherhead, Scottish moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland), born in Dundee (d. 2017)
1949 – Keith Simpson, British politician and military historian, born in Norwich, Norfolk
1981 – P.J. Morton, American singer-songwriter and musician (Maroon 5; Gospel According to PJ), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Famous Deaths

1792 – Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of septicemia at 46 after being shot by an assassin thirteen days earlier
1980 – Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
1985 – Gerhard Stöck, German athlete (Olympic gold javelin, bronze shot put 1936), dies at 73
1985 – Luther Terry, 9th Surgeon General of the United States, dies at 73
2014 – Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention; Rhinoceros), dies of complications from diabetes at 71
2014 – Hobart “Hobie” Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, dies of cancer at 80

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