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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1961

Joan Delk, Tampa FL, LPGA golfer (1995 First Bank Edina Realty-66th)

Birth
1961

Building of Berlin Wall begins

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1962

Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia

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1962

Netherlands and Indonesia signs accord about New Guinea

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1962

Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

Birth
1962

Igor Dorokhin, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)

Birth
1963

Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)

Birth
1963

Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)

Birth
1963

John Powell, composer, dies at 80

Death
1963

Fulbert Youlou, resigns as Pres of Congo-Brazzaville

Event
1963

Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)

Birth
1964

Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3¬"

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1964

Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill

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1964

MCA, [Adam Yauch], rock vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)

Birth
1964

Debi Mazar, Queens NY, actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law)

Birth
1964

Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

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1964

Phillies triple-play NY Mets

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1964

Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)

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1965

Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium

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1965

Jon Evans, Nottimgham ENG, Australasia golfer

Birth
1965

Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

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1965

47th PGA Championship: Dave Marr shoots a 280 at Laurel Valley GC PA

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1965

Japanese community of SF holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues

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1966

Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71

Death
1966

Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission

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