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 This day in History - August 1
507 Historic Events for August 1
1947

Ricky Coonce, LA Calif, rock drummer (Grass Roots)

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1947

"Medium and The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 perfs

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1948

Robert Spink, British MP

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1949

Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV director/film-maker

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1949

Primous, III Fountain, composer

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1950

King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes King

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1950

American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule

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1950

Doug Tract, Bronx NY, radio DJ (Greaseman)

Birth
1950

Guam adopts constitution (Organic Act)

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1950

Territory of Guam created

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1950

1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)

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1951

David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election

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1951

Robin Heifetz, composer

Birth
1951

David Jasper, British principal (St Chad's College Durham England)

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1952

Nancy Lopez, professional golfer

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1952

Brian Patrick Clarke, Gettysburg Pa, actor (Merle-Eight is Enough)

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1952

C L Whittington, WLAF defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)

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1952

Yajurvindra Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's)

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1952

Robert Spink, British MP

Birth
1953

KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting

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1953

Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

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1953

Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief

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1953

Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba

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1953

Calif introduces sales tax (for education)

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1953

KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting

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