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 This day in History - May 31
430 Historic Events for May 31
1947

Italian govt of Gasperi forms

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1947

Adrienne Ames, actress (Black Sheep, 24 Hours), dies at 39

Death
1947

Henri G Casadesus, Fr altviolist/composer (viola d'amour), dies at 66

Death
1947

Eastern DC-4 crashes between Ft Deposit and Perryville Md, kills 53

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1947

79th Belmont: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6

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1947

John Bonham, Redditch England, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway)

Birth
1947

Communists grab power in Hungary

Event
1948

John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)

Birth
1948

Lynda Bellingham, actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic)

Birth
1948

Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)

Event
1948

Jose Vianna da Motta, composer, dies at 80

Death
1948

Duncan L Hunter, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )

Birth
1949

Charley Lupica begins stay on 4ý' platform atop a 60' pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don't, and stays 117 days)

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1949

Steven Kampmann, Phila, actor (Kirk-Newhart)

Birth
1949

31st PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Hermitage CC Richmond VA

Event
1950

Due to rain, Indy 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins

Event
1950

Gregory Harrison, Catalina Calif, actor (Trapper John, Logan's Run)

Birth
1950

Edward Barker, cartoonist

Birth
1950

Tom Berenger, Chicago IL, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me)

Birth
1950

Laker takes 14-12-2-8 in Test Cricket trial

Event
1951

Neth and South Africa sign cultural accord

Event
1952

Walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies

Death
1953

Lebanese president Camille Shamun disbands government

Event
1953

WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

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1955

"Wild Bill" Vukovich, killed in Indy 500

Death