On this day: March 29

POSTED: 09:37 AM PDT Mar 26, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 28, 2016 

Coca-Cola is brewed for the first time, Elvis Presley begins boot camp, the last U.S. soldiers leave Vietnam, Henry Fonda wins his first and only Oscar, and the Tennessee Lady Vols complete an unbeaten season, all on this day.

OTD March 29 - On Golden Pond
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1982: At the 54th Academy Awards, Henry Fonda wins the only competitive Oscar of his career, winning Best Actor for "On Golden Pond." At 76 years old, Fonda became the oldest winner in the Best Actor category in Academy history. The only other nomination he received in his career was Best Actor for his performance in "The Grapes of Wrath" 41 years earlier -- a record gap between acting nominations. His co-star, Katharine Hepburn, won her fourth Best Actress award at the ceremony, beating her own record for most Best Actress wins by any actress. While "On Golden Pond" was also nominated for Best Picture, it lost out to "Chariots of Fire."


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