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 This day in History - August 27
400 Historic Events for August 27
1957

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1957

Bernhard Langer, golfer

Birth
1958

Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Rus, cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)

Birth
1958

Clark Griffith says Senators will prob accept offer to move to Minn

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1958

US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean

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1958

USSR launches Sputnik 3 with 2 dogs aboard

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1958

Yoshinori Mizumaki, Tokyo Japan, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd)

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1958

Ernest O Lawrence, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939), dies at 57

Death
1959

Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)

Birth
1960

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open

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1960

Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)

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1960

Damon Keeve, SF Calif, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics-92, 96)

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1961

"Downtown" Julie Brown, TV host (Club MTV, Inside Edition)

Birth
1961

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open

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1961

Francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"

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1962

Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79

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1962

Scott Davis, Santa Monica CA, tennis star

Birth
1962

Mariner 2 launched; 1st probe to fly by Venus

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1962

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1963

William Edward Burghardt du Bois, educational editor/author, dies

Death
1963

Patty Duffek, Woodland Hills Calif, playmate (May, 1984)

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1963

W E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana

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1963

John Philipson, pop bassist (Rowwen HŠze, Kroenenberg)

Birth
1964

Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59

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1964

Gracie Allen, actress (Burns and Allen), dies at 62

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