On this day: March 8

POSTED: 10:44 AM PST Mar 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 07, 2016 

The New York Stock Exchange is founded, Frazier outlasts Ali, and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio dies, and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears, all on this day.

OTD March 8 - George Stevens
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1975: Film director and producer George Stevens, best known for movies such as "A Place in the Sun," "Shane," "Giant," "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Greatest Story Ever Told," dies of a heart attack at the age of 70 in Lancaster, California. Stevens won Academy Awards for Best Director for "A Place in the Sun" and "Giant" and was nominated for Oscars another eight times in his career, including six Best Picture nominations.


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