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 This day in History - August 12
404 Historic Events for August 12
1961

Pete De Freitas, rocker (Echo and the Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)

Birth
1961

Roy Hay, guitarist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)

Birth
1962

1st time 2 people in space

Event
1962

Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15

Event
1962

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

Event
1963

Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

Event
1963

Portuguese dictator Salazar firm on African colonization

Event
1964

Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56

Death
1964

Race riot in Elizabeth NJ

Event
1964

Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th and final time in a game

Event
1964

10th time Mantle switch-hits HR in a game, one goes 502 feet

Event
1965

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise

Event
1965

Elizabeth Lane becomes 1st female British supreme court justice

Event
1965

Angeliki Kanellopoulou, Greece, tennis star

Birth
1965

Barry Manuel, Mamou LA, pitcher (Montreal Expos)

Birth
1965

Race riot in West Side of Chicago

Event
1966

Gordy Morgan, Minneapolis MN, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)

Birth
1966

Greg Manusky, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)

Birth
1966

Bruce Covernton, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)

Birth
1966

Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)

Birth
1967

New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14

Event
1967

Tom Holkenborg, drummer (Weekend at Waikiki)

Birth
1967

Andrew Glover, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)

Birth
1968

Viktor Karatchoun, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)

Birth
1968

Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81

Death