On this day: March 29

Published On: Mar 26 2013 11:37:13 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 29 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Some Like it Hot
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1959: The comedy "Some Like it Hot," starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, and directed by Billy Wilder, premieres in theaters. The film, which was one of the biggest box office hits of the year, is widely considered one of the greatest comedies ever made. It won an Academy Award for its costumes and was nominated for five more, including Best Actor for Lemmon and Best Director for Wilder. It also won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Comedy, with Monroe and Lemmon also winning Golden Globes for their roles.

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