On this day: March 25

POSTED: 04:26 PM PDT Mar 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 24, 2016 

The Scottsboro Boys are arrested, John and Yoko take to bed, a New York City nightclub fire kills 87, and mad cow disease halts British beef exports, all on this day.

OTD March 25 - David Lean
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1908: Film director, editor and screenwriter David Lean, best known for big-screen epics such as "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago" and "A Passage to India," is born in Croydon, Surrey, England. Lean earned 11 Academy Award nominations in his career, winning Best Director for "The Bridge on the River Kwai" in 1958 and for "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1963. He died at age 83 on April 16, 1991.


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