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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1954

Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77

Death
1955

Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC)

Birth
1955

Janet Quist Austin TX, playmate (Dec, 1978)

Birth
1955

Fernand L‚ger, French painter (Grand Parade), dies

Death
1955

Kevin Welch, Calif, country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love)

Birth
1955

Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 and doing $1.8 billion damage

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1956

Bundesverfassungsgericht bans KPD in West Germany

Event
1957

Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1st one breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

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1958

Bonnie Hoffman wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open

Event
1958

World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec

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1958

Florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87

Death
1958

Belinda Carlisle, Hollywood Ca, (GoGos lead singer, Heaven on Earth)

Birth
1959

USSR and Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor

Event
1959

7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park

Event
1960

Bruce Penhall, Balboa CA, actor (Savage Beach)

Birth
1960

Sean Penn, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Birth
1960

Gabon gains independence from France (National Day)

Event
1960

Indonesia drops diplomatic relations with Netherlands

Event
1960

Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow

Event
1961

Jamie Macoun, Newmarket, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)

Birth
1961

Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76

Death
1961

Kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress

Event
1961

Building of Berlin Wall begins

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1962

E German border guards shot and kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector

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1962

Beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr

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