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MARCH 12

Performing Artists
1921 Gordon MacRae (New Jersey-born Actor, Singer) New Jersey Performing Artist Popular Musicians Musical Theater Film Internet Movie Database
1931 William "Buckwheat" Thomas (Los Angeles-born African-American Actor) Los Angeles Performing Artist Actors Film African American Performong Artists Internet Movie Database
1932 Barbara Feldon (Pennsylvania-born Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1940 Al Jarreau (Wisconsin-born African-American Popular Jazz Vocalist) Wisconsin Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists Biography.com
1946 Liza Minnelli (Los Angeles-born Actress, Singer) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com History Channel
1948 James Taylor (Massachusetts-born Popular Singer) Massachusetts Performing Artists Folk Musicians Biography.com
Sports Figures
1864 Bobby Marshall (Minnesota-born African-American Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Minnesota Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures African American Registry
1938 Johnny Rutherford (Texas-born Auto Racer) Texas Sports Figures Auto Racing
1942 Bert Campaneris (Cuban-born Major League Baseball Executive) Cuban Sports Figures Baseball
1971 Raul Mondesi (Dominican Republic-born Major League Baseball Player) Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1929 Asa Griggs Candler (Georgia-born Coca-Cola Executive, Philanthropist) Georgia Business Leaders Coca-Cola Philanthropy University of Georgia
1955 Charlie Parker (Kansas-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Charlie Jazz African American Performing Artists
1987 Woody Hayes (Ohio-born Football Coach, Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
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1965 Missouri Wins the First NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Held in Detroit's Cobo Hall Detroit, Michigan Track & Field Historic Firsts Missouri Track and Field NCAA Track & Field Championships Michigan Historic Society
1968 Simon and Garfunkel Receive Grammy for Best Song with "Mrs. Robinson" from the Movie The Graduate Popular Music Film The Grammys History Channel
1969 Beatles Singer/Songwriter, Paul McCartney, Marries Linda Eastman in London Paul McCartney The Beatles BBC
1971 Andromeda Strain Is Released Film Internet Movie Database
1972 The Detroit Red Wings Retire Gordie Howe's Number 9 Detroit, Michigan Ice Hockey National Hockey League Michigan Historic Society
1987 Coca-Cola and Boeing Added to the Dow Industrial Average Boeing Businesses Markets & Investments Dow Indexes (pdf)
1988 Sudden Hail Storm Creates Stampede at Katmandu Soccer Match: 70 Die, Hundreds Are Injured Nepal Soccer Storms Death History Channel

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