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 This day in History - March 15
406 Historic Events for March 15
1947

Tomas Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)

Birth
1947

Stomu Yamash'ta, composer

Birth
1947

Ry[land] Cooder, LA, blues guitarist (Crossroads)

Birth
1947

Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1948

Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia

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1948

WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1948

Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine

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1949

WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1949

John Duttine, actor (Day of the Triffids)

Birth
1949

WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1950

NYC hires Dr Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker"

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1950

"Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances

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1950

Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul," premieres in NYC

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1951

Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

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1952

Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La R‚union, Indian Ocean

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1952

"2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 perfs

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1953

Judi Spiers, TV presenter

Birth
1953

West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1

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1953

Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

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1953

Colin Croft, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler 1977-82)

Birth
1954

WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1954

"CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar

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1954

Craig Wasson, Oregon, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)

Birth
1954

Arthur Fickenscher, composer, dies at 82

Death
1955

US Air Force unveils self-guided missile

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