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 This day in History - August 1
507 Historic Events for August 1
1934

Lionel Bart, composer

Birth
1934

J E F "John" Beck, cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56)

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1935

Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's)

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1936

Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)

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1936

Benjamin E Mays named president of Morehouse College

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1936

Adolph Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

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1936

Larie Taylor, sociologist/broadcaster

Birth
1937

Richard Lloyd Jones, secretary (Welsh Office)

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1937

Alfonse M D'Amato, Brooklyn NY, (Sen-R-NY 1981- )

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1939

Stephen Sykes, Bishop of Ely

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1940

Mervyn Kitchen, cricket umpire

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1940

Larie Taylor, sociologist/broadcaster

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1940

Joan Joyce, Waterbury Ct, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983)

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1941

Ronald Harmon Brown, chairman (Democratic Party)

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1941

Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division

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1941

NY Yankee Lefty Gomez walks most (11) in a shutout (Yanks 9, St L 0)

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1942

Race riots in Harlem, New York

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1942

Giancarlo Giannini, La Spezia Italy, actor (Seduction of Mimi)

Birth
1942

Jerry Garcia, SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band)

Birth
1942

German occupier demands listing of all Dutch telephone subscribers

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1942

Deurne soccer team forms

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1943

Japan declares Burma Independence under U Ba Maw

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1943

Race riot in Harlem NYC

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1943

Sunderland seaplanes sink U-454 and U-383

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1943

Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68

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