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 This day in History - March 24
378 Historic Events for March 24
1945

Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports and 1300 gliders

Event
1945

Thomas Rennie, Gen-Maj (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies

Death
1945

Operation Varsity: British, US and Canadian airborne landings E of Rhine

Event
1946

Paul Williams, climber

Birth
1946

Lee Oskar, Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)

Birth
1946

Gustaf Heintze, composer, dies at 66

Death
1946

Alexander A Aljechin, world chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53

Death
1947

Pieter W Coetzer, South African journalist/MP (NP)

Birth
1947

Paul McCandless, rocker (Torches on the Lake)

Birth
1947

Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)

Birth
1947

Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency

Event
1947

John D Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN

Event
1947

Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad)

Birth
1949

Steve Lang, Montreal Canada, rock bassist (April Wine)

Birth
1949

Walter and John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win

Event
1949

21st Academy Awards - "Hamlet," Laurence Olivier and Jane Wyman win

Event
1950

Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship

Event
1950

US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

Event
1950

US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman

Event
1951

Pat Bradley, Westford MA, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open)

Birth
1951

Earl Williams, NBAer

Birth
1951

Kenneth S Reightler Jr, Patuxent R Md, Cmdr USN/astro (STS 48, 60)

Birth
1951

Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)

Birth
1952

Great demonstrations against apartheid in South-Africa

Event
1952

Nicholas Campbell, Toronto Canada, actor (Nick-Insiders)

Birth