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398 Historic Events for August 20
1971

Bernard Whittington, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)

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1971

Brett Bech, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)

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1971

Ke Huy Quan, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Sam-Together We Stand)

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1971

Kevin Hickman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)

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1971

Oronde Gadsden, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)

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1971

FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr

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1972

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

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1972

Derrick Alston, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

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1972

USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1974

Pres Gerald Ford, assumes office after Richard Nixon's resignation

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1974

Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph)

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1974

Nelson Rockefeller becomes VP

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1974

Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat

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1974

Denesha Reid, Miss USA-Georgia (1997)

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1974

Ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62

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1975

Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing

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1975

Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126

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1976

Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69

Death
1977

NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

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1978

Sanna Lankosaari, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)

Birth
1978

Petros John Petridis, composer, dies at 86

Death
1978

Ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51

Death
1978

Tatyana Providokhina runs female world record 1k (2:30.6)

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1978

Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London

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1978

Mark Vinchesi of Amherst Mass keeps a frisbee aloft 15.2 seconds

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