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MARCH 31

Performing Artists
1895 Lizzie Miles (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Singer) New Orleans Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Heritage
1935 Herb Alpert (Los Angeles-born Latin-American Popular Musician) Herb Alpert Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
Richard Chamberlain (Los Angeles-born Actor) Richard Chamberlain Actors Television
1943 Christopher Walken (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1971 Ewan McGregor (Scottish Actor) Scottish Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
Sports Figures
1878 Jack Johnson (Texas-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Famous African Americans African American Heritage
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1931 Knute Rockne (Norwegian-American Football Coach Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Norwegian Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame University of Notre Dame New York Times
1980 Jesse Owens (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame) Jesse Owens Track and Field Hall of Fame The 1936 Summer Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1995 Selena Quintanilla-Perez (Texas-born Latin-American Performing Artist: Murdered) Selena Quintanilla-Perez Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
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1914 First Episode of the Perils of Pauline Serial Is Released Perils of Pauline The Internet Movie Database
1923 First U.S. Dance Marathon Ends in New York City after a World Record 27 Hrs New York City Dance Square Z The New York Times
1931 Notre Dame Football Coach, Knute Rockne, Dies in Kansas Plane Crash Kansas College Football Hall of Fame University of Notre Dame New York Times
1975 Men's Basketball Coach, John Wooden, Wins His 10th and Final NCAA Championship at UCLA Basketball Hall of Fame UCLA Baksetball New York Times
1976 Wonder Woman Premieres on Television Television Internet Movie Database
1995 Singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, Is Shot and Killed by Fan Club President Selena Quintanilla-Perez Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies Court TV
Judge Orders Injunction Against MLB Owners: Players End 232-day Strike Baseball Labor Baseball Library The New York Times
1998 The Milwaukee Brewers Play Their First Game as a National League Team, Losing to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field Wisconsin Sports Figures Atlanta, Georgia Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society

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