Famous People Who Died on March 28
Dwight D. Eisenhower
General, U.S. President, Journalist / 1890 - 1969
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, promoted Atoms for Peace at the United Nations General Assembly in order to ease Cold War tensions.
Baseball Player, Basketball Player, Boxer, Football Player, Hockey Player, Track and Field Athlete / 1888 - 1953
Jim Thorpe was a Native American professional football and baseball player, known for his all-around athleticism. He was a gold-medal runner at the 1912 Olympics.
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