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 This day in History - August 21
328 Historic Events for August 21
1952

Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies

Death
1953

Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed

Event
1953

Joe Strummer, vocals/guitarist (Clash-Rock the Casbah) [or 1/25/1955]

Birth
1953

Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m

Event
1953

Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) and Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation

Event
1954

Steve Smith, LA Calif, rock drummer (Journey)

Birth
1954

Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State)

Birth
1956

WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1956

Kim Cattrall, Liverpool England, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI)

Birth
1956

Carol Charbonnier, LPGA golfer

Birth
1957

Kim Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)

Birth
1957

Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)

Birth
1957

1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)

Event
1957

Budgie, rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie and the Banshees-Wild Thing)

Birth
1958

Walter Schumann, choral director (Ford Show), dies at 44

Death
1958

Stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73

Death
1958

KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions

Event
1958

Dom Mamzi, horse trainer

Birth
1959

Bud Schultz, Meriden Conn, tennis star

Birth
1959

Hawaii becomes 50th US state

Event
1959

Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, SD Chargers, Phila Eagles)

Birth
1959

Richard Zokol, Kitimat BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1982 BC Open)

Birth
1959

Anne Hobbs, England, tennis star

Birth
1961

Danny Sheaffer, Jacksonville FL, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)

Birth
1961

Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya

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