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 This day in History - August 14
428 Historic Events for August 14
1946

Larry Graham Jr, rocker (Graham Central Station-One in a Million You)

Birth
1946

Antonio Fargas, Bronx NY, actor (Huggy Bear-Starsky and Hutch)

Birth
1946

Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess

Birth
1946

Susan Saint James, [Miller], LA CA, actress (McMillian and Wife)

Birth
1947

Pakistan gains independence from Britain

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1947

Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000

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1947

India granted independence within British Commonwealth

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1947

Daniele Steel, NYC, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy)

Birth
1947

George Newsome, rocker

Birth
1948

14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain

Event
1948

Bradman's last Test Cricket innings

Event
1948

England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval

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1949

John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher

Birth
1949

Military coup under colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria

Event
1949

Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death

Death
1949

Husni el-Zaim, president/dictator of Syria, shot to death

Death
1950

Gary Larson, cartoonist (Far Side)

Birth
1951

William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills

Death
1952

M ty s R kosi appointed premier of Hungary

Event
1952

Mark C Lee, Viroqua WI, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82,sk: 98)

Birth
1952

Debbie Meyer, Annapolis Md, 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Oly-3 gold-68)

Birth
1953

James Horner, actor (Titanic, Apollo 13, Balto, Jade, Casper)

Birth
1953

20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)

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1953

KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

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1954

WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, NY (NBC) begins

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