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 This day in History - August 30
345 Historic Events for August 30
1987

Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls

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1987

Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump woman's record (6'10¬")

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1987

Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee

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1987

Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

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1987

87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair

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1987

Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec

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1988

France performs nuclear test

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1988

Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen

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1988

Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games

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1988

Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills

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1989

Joe De Santis, dies at 80

Death
1989

Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner

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1990

Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning

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1991

Alan Wheatley

Death
1991

Hans Koetsier, sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), dies

Death
1991

Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (moving objects), dies

Death
1991

Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi

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1991

Mike Powell of US, sets then long jump record at 29' 4«" (8.95m)

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1991

France beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14« to 13«

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1991

Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points

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1992

"2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 perfs

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1992

92nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard

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1992

Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sun-Times Golf Challenge

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1992

David Lewett and Jane Luu discovers comet: "1992 QB1" 64 mil km from Sun

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1992

"Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 229 performances

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