This Was A Busy Day In History!
March 29 has seen its fair share of milestone moments over the years, From Sports to Crime to Politics and more, through history, the end of March was the start of some big news events!
- In Sports, Hall of Fame pitcher Denton True "Cy" Young, baseball's most victorious pitcher with 511 wins, was born on this day in 1867. Today the Cy Young Award is given each year to the season's best pitcher in each of the two leagues.
- One of basketball's All-time 50 best players has a birthday. Two-time NBA champ Walt "Clyde" Frazier of the New York Knicks turns 74.
- On your magazine cover, Elle "the body" MacPherson, the girl-next-door looking, record setting 5-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl and supermodel is still hotter today than the 55 candles on her cake. Happy Birthday Elle!
- In your shopping cart: Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, was born on this day in 1918. Wikipedia says The Walton family's collective fortune makes them the richest family in the United States of America and the richest in the world. The three most prominent living members (Jim, Rob & Alice) have consistently been in the top twenty of the Forbes 400 since 2001. In May 2018, the annual Sunday Times Rich List indicated the Walton family's wealth is at $174.9 billion and it all started with Sam who started this day in 1918.
- In Court: March 29th, 1971, Charles Manson and three female followers were sentenced to death for the Tate-LaBianca murders...later commuted to life in prison when the California Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional.
- Also on this date in 1971, Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. was convicted of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre. He spent three years under house arrest.
- Two years later in 1973, two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam, ending eight years of direct intervention in the Vietnam War.
- And on this day in history in 1992, Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton admitted to experimenting with marijuana while attending Oxford University. He said, "I didn't like it. And didn't inhale and never tried it again."