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 This day in History - August 2
439 Historic Events for August 2
1973

Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant WV, Miss America-WV (1997)

Birth
1973

George Brett gets his 1st hit

Event
1973

Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

Birth
1973

Susie O'Neill, Mackay Austral, butterfly swimmer (Oly-br/gold-92, 96)

Birth
1973

Karina Habsudova, Bojnice Slovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures Czech)

Birth
1973

Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57

Death
1974

Nabil Bouchlal, soccer player (Willem II)

Birth
1974

Jeremy Castle, Oklahoma country singer and songwriter

Birth
1974

Paul Grasmanis, defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)

Birth
1975

104øF (40øC) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record)

Event
1975

107øF (42øC) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)

Event
1976

Fritz Lang, director (Cloak and Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85

Death
1976

Michael Weiss, Washington DC, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th)

Birth
1977

Edward Furlong, Pasedina Calif, actor (John Connor-Terminator 2)

Birth
1978

Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79

Death
1978

Satomi Myodo, Zen nun/attendant of Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, dies at 82

Death
1978

Totie Fields, [Sophie Feldman], comedienne, dies at about 48

Death
1979

Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway

Event
1979

"Broadway Opry '79" closes at St James Theater NYC after 6 perfs

Event
1979

Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32

Death
1980

Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies

Death
1980

Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed

Event
1980

US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships

Event
1981

Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

Event
1981

Australia set 151 to win, all out 121, Botham 5-11 in 14 overs

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