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Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - Turkey recognizes Israel
  • 1951 - "King & I" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances
  • 1951 - 23rd Academy Awards - "All About Eve," Judy Holliday & J Ferrer win
  • 1951 - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying
  • 1953 - Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
  • 1958 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
  • 1958 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
  • 1959 - "Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe & Jack Lemmon premieres
  • 1959 - Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore
  • 1960 - Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres
  • 1961 - 23rd Amendment ratified, allows Wash DC residents to vote for pres
  • 1961 - After a 4 year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge
  • 1961 - KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 - Argentine Pres Frondizi flees from the army
  • 1962 - Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
  • 1963 - Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"
  • 1966 - "It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin NYC for 129 perfs
  • 1966 - Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1967 - WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - Students seize building at Bowie State College
  • 1969 - Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
  • 1970 - "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 perfs
  • 1970 - Manchester City wins 10th Europe Cup II
  • 1971 - 1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
  • 1971 - Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines
  • 1971 - Conrad Van Emde Boas becomes West Europe's 1st sexology professor
  • 1971 - Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced
  • 1971 - Royal Albert Hall opens
  • 1971 - WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting