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 This day in History - August 12
404 Historic Events for August 12
1954

Sam J Jones, Chicago Ill, actor (Chris-Code Red, The Highway Man)

Birth
1954

Pat Methany, jazz guitarist (As Wichita Falls)

Birth
1954

Marvin L Johnson, Ind, middleweight boxer (Oly-bronze-1972) [or 4/12]

Birth
1955

22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000)

Event
1955

Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

Death
1955

Pres Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75› to $1 an hour

Event
1955

WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1955

Heintje, [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)

Birth
1956

Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)

Birth
1956

Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)

Birth
1956

Terry Taylor, [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)

Birth
1956

William Shatner marries Gloria Rand

Event
1956

Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA World Golf Championship

Event
1956

KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1956

Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink

Event
1959

1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island

Event
1959

Suzanne Vega, NYC, rocker (My Name is Luka, Tom's Diner)

Birth
1959

Lynette Woodard, Wichita Ks, (Olympic-gold-1984, Harlem Globetrotter)

Birth
1959

Progressive Party under John Steytler forms in South Africa

Event
1960

USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m

Event
1960

27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)

Event
1960

Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched

Event
1960

Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 26' 11¬"

Event
1960

Lonny Chin, Liverpool England, playmate (Jan, 1983)

Birth
1960

Morty Black, heavy metal rocker (TNT-7 Seas)

Birth