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 This day in History - August 2
439 Historic Events for August 2
1949

John Bowis, MP

Birth
1949

Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)

Birth
1949

"Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)

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1950

Kathryn Harrold, Tazewell Va, actress (MacGruder and Loud)

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1950

Lance Ito, judge (OJ Simpson trial)

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1950

Mathieu Carriere, Hanover W Germany, actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames)

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1951

Andrew Gold, Burbank, rocker (Lonely Boy)

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1952

Paul David Crews, SC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

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1952

Angel Herrera, Cuba, FW/LW boxer (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

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1953

KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting

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1953

Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster-Munster)

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1953

Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist

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1953

Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash

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1954

Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42

Death
1954

Tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia

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1954

Lisa Brown, KC, Mo, actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns)

Birth
1954

Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star

Birth
1955

Jimmy Lowe, Nashville Tenn, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake)

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1955

USSR performs nuclear test

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1955

Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl's Clover), dies at 75

Death
1955

Roberta Wallach, NYC, actress (Civil Wars)

Birth
1955

Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies

Death
1956

Bill Murchison Jr, Lake Charles LA, Nike golfer (1994 Boise Open-2nd)

Birth
1956

Isabel Pantoja, Spain, spanish singer (Genio y Figura)

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1956

Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109

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