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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1970

Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)

Event
1971

Priscilla Taylor, Miami FLA, playmate (Mar, 1996)

Birth
1971

Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)

Birth
1971

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open

Event
1971

Pres Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents

Event
1971

KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins

Event
1971

Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)

Event
1971

Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76

Death
1971

Bahrain gains independence from Britain

Event
1972

Mikey Graham, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

Birth
1972

Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)

Birth
1972

Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Birth
1972

Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Phila Eagles)

Birth
1972

Ben Affleck, actor (Daddy)

Birth
1972

Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89

Death
1973

USSR performs nuclear test

Event
1973

David Storey's "Cromwell," premieres in London

Event
1973

Black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens

Event
1973

Marcus Jones, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Birth
1974

South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination

Event
1974

Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered

Death
1974

Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82

Death
1974

Ramon Morel, Villa Gonzalez Dom Rep, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)

Birth
1974

Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours (52 days))

Event
1974

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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