15th March

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1990 Observer Journalist Executed Observer journalist Farzad Bazoft is executed in Iraq having been convicted of spying. A last minute appeal for clemency by the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fails.
1981 Pakistani hostages released Passengers and crew of a Pakistan Airways plane held hostage for two week are released in Syria following the Pakistan goverment's agreement to the hijacker's demands for the release of 54 people from prison.
1975 Aristotle Onassis dies Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis dies at the age of 69.
1974 John Poulson jailed for corruption Architect John Poulson is jailed for five years for bribing public figures to win contracts.
1964 Burton and Taylor marry Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are married.

 

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On This Day - 15th March