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 This day in History - August 27
400 Historic Events for August 27
1949

Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist

Birth
1949

Jeff Cook, Fort Payne Ala, country guitar/vocalist (Alabama-Mt Music)

Birth
1949

Simon Kirke, rocker (Bad Company)

Birth
1949

Barbara Bach, [Goldbach], Queens NY, actress (Spy Who Loved Me)

Birth
1950

Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41

Death
1950

General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist

Event
1950

Cynthia Potter, US, springboard diver (Olympic-bronze-1976)

Birth
1950

Charles Fleischer, Wash DC, comedian (Roger Rabbit)

Birth
1950

1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC

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1951

Don [Sheldon George] Pooley Jr, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1980 BC Open)

Birth
1952

Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)

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1952

Pee-wee Herman, [Paul Reubens], NY, actor (Pee-wee's Big Adventure)

Birth
1953

Nicolai Berezowsky, composer, dies at 53

Death
1953

Willy "Mink" Deville, [Borsay], US blues/rock singer (Hey! Joe)

Birth
1953

Alex Lifeson, Toronto Canada, rock guitarist (Rush)

Birth
1954

Derek Warwick, race car driver

Birth
1954

John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)

Birth
1955

Joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies

Death
1955

Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts

Event
1955

"Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published

Event
1955

Diana Scarwid, Savannah GA, actress (Extermites, Psycho 3, Heat)

Birth
1955

Roderick Hopkins Davis, Auckland NZ, yachting Star class (Olympics-96)

Birth
1956

Glen Matlock, rock bassist (Sex Pistols)

Birth
1956

Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game

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1957

Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes

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