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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1945

Indonesia (Dutch E Indies) declares independence from Netherlands

Event
1946

Hans Vandenburg, Dutch singer/guitarist (Gruppo Sportivo)

Birth
1946

Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique," premieres

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1947

Gary Talley, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Box Tops)

Birth
1948

Bo Rucker, Tampa FL, actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up)

Birth
1948

Nico J Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60

Death
1948

Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent

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1948

Phillies commit 8 errors in a game

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1948

Tom Henrich hits his then record tying 4th grand slam of season

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1949

Sib Hashian, Boston Mass, rock drummer (Boston)

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1950

Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) and Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs

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1950

Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands

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1951

18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)

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1951

Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica

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1951

Alan Minter, England, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)

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1951

Robert Joy, Montreal Quebec, actor (Big Shots, Suicide Club)

Birth
1952

Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship

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1952

"Fallout" 1st used (NY Times)

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1952

Thomas J Hennen, Albany GA, astronaut (STS 44)

Birth
1952

Nelson Piquet, auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87)

Birth
1952

Guillermo Vilas, Argentina, tennis champ (US Open-1977)

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1952

Kathryn C Thornton, Montgomery Ala, PhD/astronaut (STS 33, 49, 61, 73)

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1953

Robert Brent Thirsk, BC Canada, astronaut (STS 78)

Birth
1953

Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66

Death
1953

Kevin Rowlands, rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen)

Birth