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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1962

Gilby Clarke, US pop guitarist (Guns n' Roses-Civil War)

Birth
1963

Oriole's Dick Hall retires his 28th consecutive player in relief

Event
1963

Richard Barthelmess, actor (Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68

Death
1963

Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle

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1963

Carmen Berg, Bismark ND, playmate (July, 1987)

Birth
1964

Pete McCutcheon, Boston Mass, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Quebec Open)

Birth
1964

Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval

Event
1965

Dottie Mochrie Pepper, Saratoga Springs NY, golfer (1992 Dinah Shore)

Birth
1965

Fred Grim, soccer player (Cambuur L, Ajax)

Birth
1965

Robert Manry, Cleve newspaper editor/sailed the Atlantic (in craft)

Birth
1965

Steve Gorman, Hopkinsville Ky, rock drummer (Black Crowes)

Birth
1965

Glen Goldsmith, rocker (What You See is What You Get)

Birth
1966

Archibald Palm, cricketer (Test S Africa v England 1927-28), dies

Death
1966

Michael Garrison, producer (Crowded Sky), dies after a fall at 43

Death
1966

Cedric Figaro, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)

Birth
1966

Zefross Moss, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, NE Patriots)

Birth
1966

Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list

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1966

Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit

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1967

James Jenkins, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)

Birth
1967

Kenny Davidson, NFL defensive end (Houston Oilers)

Birth
1967

Nelson Emerson, Hamilton, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)

Birth
1968

Ed McCaffrey, NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

Birth
1968

Vince Marrow, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)

Birth
1968

Dick Beyers (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ

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1969

Christian Laettner, NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Oly-gold-92)

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