On this day: March 21

Published On: Mar 18 2013 01:38:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Alcatraz prison closes, Martin Luther King Jr. marches toward Montgomery, the U.S. decides to boycott Moscow's Olympics, and Spielberg nabs his first Oscar, all on this day.

OTD March 21 - Steven Spielberg
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1994: Steven Spielberg wins his first Academy Awards, winning Best Director for "Schindler's List," which also won him an Oscar for Best Picture as one of the film's producers. The movie also dominated the night's awards, winning five more Oscars out of its 12 nominations in total.

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