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 This day in History - August 3
373 Historic Events for August 3
1963

Great Train Robbery-œ2.5 M ($3.25 M) robbed

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1963

"No Strings" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 580 performances

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1963

Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool

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1963

Libor Pimek, Czech, tennis star

Birth
1963

Carlo Imperato, Bronx, actor (Fame)

Birth
1964

Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39

Death
1964

Kevin Elster, San Pedro CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)

Birth
1964

Johnny Thomas, NFL cornerback (Cleve Browns, SD Chargers)

Birth
1964

Joan E Higginbotham, Chicago Il, astronaut

Birth
1964

Nate McMillan, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)

Birth
1966

Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39

Death
1966

Christine Richters, Fullerton Ca, playmate (May, 1986)

Birth
1966

S African govt bans Beatle records

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1967

45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam

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1967

James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes

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1967

John Femia, Bkln NY, actor (Square Pegs, Hello Larry)

Birth
1968

Rod Beck, Burbank CA, pitcher (SF Giants)

Birth
1968

Constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71

Death
1968

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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1969

Reds beats Phillies 19-17

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1969

Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational

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1969

Doug Overton, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Denver Nuggets)

Birth
1970

Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try

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1970

Darren Mickell, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, NO Saints)

Birth
1970

Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history

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