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Notable Historical Events for March 2nd

1989NY Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez

1965One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released

1962Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game

1962JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

1629English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament

1867Jesse James gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead

1977Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award

1997Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open

1994Miami begins a latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan

1936Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes

March 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 2nd

1977Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)

1965Ron Gant, Victoria Texas, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves, St Louis Cardinals)

1931Mikhail Gorbachev, Privolnoye USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91)

1917Desi Arnaz, Santiago Cuba, actor (I Love Lucy)

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Notable Weddings on March 2nd

1936Film director D. W. Griffith (61) weds actress Evelyn Baldwin (26)

1984Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

March 2nd Weddings
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Notable Divorces on March 2nd

1936Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage

1976Second wife Carole Hoff divorces serial killer John Wayne Gacy (33) after 3 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on March 2nd

1939Howard Carter, Brit archaeologist/Egyptologist (King Tut), dies at 65

1791John Wesley, English co-founder of Methodism dies at 87 (b. 1703)

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