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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1953

General Fazlollah Zahedi arrests premier Mossadeq of Persia

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1953

Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation

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1954

William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth
1954

Theresa Saldana, Bkln NY, actress (Rachel Scali-Commish)

Birth
1954

Al Roker, Queens NY, weatherman (NBC, Today)

Birth
1955

Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics-96)

Birth
1955

1st airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph)-HA Hanes, Palmdale Ca

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1955

Jay Acovone, Mahopac NY, actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat)

Birth
1955

Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria

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1955

Rob Wiedijk, Dutch rock vocalist (Bob Color)

Birth
1956

[mile M] Louis Madelin, French historian (Fouch‚), dies at 85

Death
1956

Alvin Greenidge, cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff)

Birth
1956

Joan Allen, Ill, actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country)

Birth
1956

Rick Olsen, rock guitarist (Berlin-Take My Breath Away)

Birth
1956

Republicans convene at Cow Palace

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1957

USAAF ballon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m)

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1957

Chic White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Wash Senators, 6-0

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1957

Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ

Birth
1957

Doug Fleger, rocker

Birth
1957

Cindy Nicholas, Canada, swimmer (swam English Channel 19 times)

Birth
1957

Mike Dodd, Manhattan Beach CA beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96)

Birth
1957

Jim "Bullseye" Bowen, British TV game show host

Birth
1957

White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Senators 6-0

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1957

"Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances

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1958

Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st lefty catcher since 1906

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