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 This day in History - August 5
374 Historic Events for August 5
1961

Chic Bears (NFL) beat Mont Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal

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1961

Athula Samarasekera, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman)

Birth
1961

Tawny Kitaen, SD Calif, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard)

Birth
1962

1st quasar located by radio

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1962

Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)

Birth
1962

Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug OD at 35

Death
1962

Patrick Ewing, Jamaica, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic-gold-92)

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1962

Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

Birth
1962

UN command forbids flights to Katangese airports

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1962

Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement and illeagally leaving S Afr

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1962

Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

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1962

William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)

Birth
1963

James Wilder, Cleveland OH, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1)

Birth
1963

US, USSR and Great Britain agree to discuss banning nuclear testing

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1963

Craig Breedlove sets world auto speed record at 407.45 MPH

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1963

Britain, US and USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty

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1964

M C A, [Adam Yauch], rapper (Beastie Boys)

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1964

Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville

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1964

Moa Martinson, writer, dies

Death
1964

US begins bombing North Vietnam

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1964

Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as commissioner

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1964

Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone"

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1964

Actress Anne Bancroft and comedian Mel Brooks wed

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1965

Dave Marr wins PGA title

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1965

M V Sridhar, cricketer (score 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994)

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