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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1958

Lenny Henry, British comedian (3 of a Kind)

Birth
1958

Detroit Tiger Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0

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1958

Dale Long becomes 1st major league lefty catcher in 52 years

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1959

Belgium shortens conscription to 12 months

Event
1959

Richard DeStasio, horse trainer

Birth
1959

Missie McGeorge, Pueblo CO, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One)

Birth
1959

Alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82

Death
1960

Troy Young, horse trainer

Birth
1960

USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space

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1960

Senegal breaks from Mali federation, declaring independence

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1960

Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68

Death
1960

Elizabeth Alda, daughter of Alan Alda, actress (Beth-Four Seasons)

Birth
1960

Mark Langston, San Diego CA, pitcher (California Angels)

Birth
1961

Rick Rael, heavy metal rocker

Birth
1961

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82

Death
1961

Linda Mantz, NYC, actress (Frankie-Dorothy)

Birth
1961

East Germany begins erecting 5' high wall along the border with the west to replace the barbed wire put up Aug 13

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1961

Phillies set then dubious record of 23 straight loses, beat Braves

Event
1962

Duffy James Joseph Waldorf Jr, LA CA, PGA golfer (1995 LaCantera Tx)

Birth
1962

Loretta Alderete, LA CA, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-14th)

Birth
1962

Robert Meyer, Sacramento Cal, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morningstar)

Birth
1962

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1963

Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1964

Giuseppe Giannini, Rome Italy, soccer player (Rome A Team)

Birth
1964

Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings

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