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 This day in History - August 21
328 Historic Events for August 21
1975

Rick and Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out

Event
1975

US lightens trade embargo against Cuba

Event
1976

Al Bumbry hits 17th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history

Event
1976

Battle East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman

Event
1976

Alicia Witt, actress (Cybill)

Birth
1976

Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies

Death
1977

Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87

Death
1977

Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)

Event
1977

Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic

Event
1978

1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs US Air Force

Event
1978

Charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71

Death
1978

Vinoo Mankad, cricketer (44 Tests for India, 2,109 runs), dies

Death
1979

Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0

Event
1979

Ashley Whitney, Nashville TN, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)

Birth
1979

Aiesha Lee Hendrick, Miss New York Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1980

Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies

Death
1980

Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway

Event
1981

Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85

Death
1982

Sobhuza II, king of Swaziland/Ngwane (1921-82), dies

Death
1982

Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut

Event
1982

Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300

Event
1983

110øF (43øC) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)

Event
1983

Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

Event
1983

"La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances

Event
1983

Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50

Death