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 This day in History - August 3
373 Historic Events for August 3
1955

Roger Moens runs world record 800 m (1:45.7)

Event
1955

Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing

Event
1956

Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1

Event
1956

Kirk Brandon, rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland)

Birth
1957

British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman

Event
1957

"Black Jack" Bouvier, father of Jacqueline Kennedy, dies of cancer

Death
1958

USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap

Event
1958

Cindy Nixon, Nashville Tenn, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)

Birth
1959

Martin Atkins, rocker

Birth
1959

27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA

Event
1959

50 killed in uprising in Guinea-Bissau

Event
1959

AL beats NL 5-3 in 27th All Star Game (Dodger Stadium)

Event
1959

Victoria Jackson, Miami Fla, actress (Casual Sex, SNL, UHF)

Birth
1960

Tim Mayotte, Springfield Mass, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988)

Birth
1960

Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85)

Birth
1960

Niger gains independence from France

Event
1961

Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)

Birth
1961

Lee Rocker, [Leon Drucker], rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball)

Birth
1962

Tina Lehtola, Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)

Birth
1962

29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)

Event
1962

Lucky Dube, South African reggae singer

Birth
1962

Alberto Tous, Spain, tennis star

Birth
1962

NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games

Event
1963

James Hetfield, heavy metal rocker (Metallica-Helpless)

Birth
1963

Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"

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