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MARCH 24

Performing Artists
1874 Harry Houdini (Hungarian-American Illusionist) Harry Houdini Stage and Theater
1887 Fatty Arbuckle (Kansas-born Silent Screen Actor) Fatty Arbuckle Actors Film
1964 Lisa Gay Hamilton (Los Angeles-born Actress) Los Angeles Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African-American Registry
Star Jones (North Carolina-born African-American Television Personality) Star Jones Television African-American Performing Artists
1930 Steve McQueen (Indiana-born Actor) Steve McQueen Actors Film
Sports Figures
1976 Peyton Manning (Louisiana-born Professional Football Player) Peyton Manning Professional Football Player
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1888 The Nation's Oldest Athletic Conference, the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Is Founded Michigan Sports Historic Firsts MIAA
1917 Detroit Northwestern Wins Michigan's First Boys Basketball State Championship Detroit, Michigan Basketball Historic Firsts Detroit Northwestern Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1934 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour Radio Program Debuts Radio The History Channel
1936 The Detroit Red Wings Win the Longest Stanley Cup Game in History Detroit, Michigan Hockey NHL State of Michigan
1939 Basil Rathbone Debuts in His First of Fourteen Films as Sherlock Holmes Film The History Channel
1945 Billboard Publishes Its First Pop-music Chart for Albums Pop Music The History Channel
1958 Elvis Presley Arrives at the Memphis, Tennessee Draft Board Memphis, Tennessee Elvis Presley The History Channel Writer's Almanac
1962 Emile Griffith Kills Benny Paret in a World Welterweight Boxing Championship Fight Boxing Hall of Fame Death New York Times
2002 Halle Berry Is the First African-American Actress to Win an Oscar for a Leading Role Ohio Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Historic Firsts CNN The History Channel African-American Registry

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