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 This day in History - August 31
390 Historic Events for August 31
1969

Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)

Birth
1969

Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

Death
1969

Ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72

Death
1969

25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival

Event
1970

Steve Nikataras, cricketer (left-arm pace bowler for NSW 1996-97)

Birth
1970

James Robinson, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)

Birth
1970

Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, Brooklyn NY, singer (Only in My Dreams)

Birth
1970

WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1970

Peter Yarrow arrested for taking "immoral liberties" with girl, 14

Event
1970

Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar

Event
1970

59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)

Event
1970

Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted

Event
1971

Mike Caldwell, NFL linebacker (Cleve Browns, Arizona Cardinals)

Birth
1971

Greg Jefferson, NFL defensive end (Phila Eagles)

Birth
1971

Dave Scott becomes 1st person to drive a car on Moon

Event
1971

Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)

Event
1972

Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics

Event
1972

Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4)

Event
1973

Priest Lauderdale, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)

Birth
1973

Earl Scott, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)

Birth
1973

Scott Niedermayer, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)

Birth
1973

Raymond Keane, dies at 66

Death
1973

Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies

Death
1973

John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78

Death
1973

PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony

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