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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1954

Alfredo Stroessner names himself president of Paraguay

Event
1955

Larry Mathews, Burbank Calif, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show)

Birth
1955

Kenneth Carr, Clearwater Fla, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth
1955

WXEX TV channel 8 in Richmond-Petersburg, VA (ABC) begins

Event
1956

Gordon Bruks, England, Dr/cosmonaut

Birth
1956

Vinny Denunzio, rocker

Birth
1956

Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83

Death
1957

Zeljko Ivanek, Lujubljana Yugoslavia, actor (Mass Appeal)

Birth
1957

David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon

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1957

USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter

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1958

25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 (70,000)

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1958

William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65

Death
1958

Buddy Holly weds Maria Santiago

Event
1958

Soviet Marshal Bulganin resigns as director of State Bank

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1958

Marshal Boelganin resigns as director of Staatsbank

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1959

Scott D Altman, Lincoln Ill, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)

Birth
1960

UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen

Event
1960

Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Phila Phillies, 1-0

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1960

CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium

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1960

Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France

Event
1960

Chic Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo)

Event
1960

Tommy Aldridge, heavy metal rocker (Ozzy-Diary of a Mad Man)

Birth
1960

Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, SF, tennis player (Denver-1985)

Birth
1960

Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)

Birth
1961

Matt Johnson, rocker (The The-Infected Soul Mining)

Birth