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On March the 27th
British comedy actor, Dudley Moore, died at the age of 66 in Plainfield, New Jersey. He suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy. He is most remembered for his roles in the movies "10" and "Arthur".
American director, Billy Wilder, died at the age of 96. He was one of Hollywood's most celebrated directors, having produced such classics as "Sunset Boulevard" and "Some like It Hot".
Austrian automobile manufacturer, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, died at the age if 89. He was the founder of the Porsche AG sports cars manufacturing company.
The oil platform, Alexander Kielland, collapsed in the North Sea, 123 of 212 crewmen die.
Two jumbo jets crashed into one another on the runway of Tenerife airport in the Canary Islands. 583 people died in the accident.
Scottish formula one driver, David Coulthard, was born in Scotland.
Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, died at the age of 34 in the plane crash of a MiG-15 UTI plane. He was the first human being that travelled in space.
An earthquake, measuring 9.2 on the Rochter scale hit South Central Alaska, killing 125 people as well as causing tremendous damage on the city of Anchorage.
American film writer and director, Quentin Tarantino, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
Nikita Khrushchev became the premier of the Soviet Union.
The republic of Moldova and the principality of Bessarabia joined the kingdom of Romania.
English, Sir Henry Royce, was born in Huntingdonshire, England. He was the co-founder of the Rolls-Royce Company.
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