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 This day in History - March 1
504 Historic Events for March 1
1985

Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

Event
1987

Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

Event
1988

Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran

Event
1988

Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist

Event
1988

Joe Besser, comedian (3's Stooges, Abbott and Costello), dies at 80

Death
1988

Jean Le Poulain, actor (Divine), dies at 63

Death
1988

Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile

Event
1988

Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA

Event
1989

Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/dir (Bluejackets), dies at 72

Death
1989

Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981

Event
1989

Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host, dies at 64

Death
1989

Julianne Philips and Bruce Springsteen divorce

Event
1989

Comet du Toit at perihelion

Event
1990

Claude Spaak, Belgian dramatist, dies

Death
1990

Benin nullifies its constitution

Event
1990

Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay

Event
1991

US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens

Event
1991

Katharine Blake, actress (To Have and To Hold), dies at 62

Death
1991

Scott Huston, composer, dies at 74

Death
1991

Edwin H Land, inventor (Polaroid Camera), dies at 81

Death
1992

"Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances

Event
1992

Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)

Event
1992

Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)

Event
1992

"Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 perfs

Event
1992

Maria D‚a, French actress (Pi‚ges), dies at 73

Death