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 This day in History - August 5
374 Historic Events for August 5
1982

Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager

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1982

Wanda Rotha, actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72

Death
1983

Judy Canova, singer/comedienne (Chatterbox), dies of cancer at 66

Death
1984

Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)

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1984

Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch HR

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1984

Rudolf Hagelstange, German author (Zeit fr ein L„cheln), dies at 72

Death
1984

Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

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1984

Richard Burton, actor (Cleopatra), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 58

Death
1984

R Hagelstange, writer, dies

Death
1984

Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66

Death
1984

Lou Pinella Day at Yankee Stadium

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1985

Baseball players go on strike for 2 days

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1985

Establishment of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is announced

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1985

Flexible-wing glider altitude record (214,250') set by Larry Tudor

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1985

Theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67

Death
1986

Steve Carlton is 2nd to pitch 4,000 strikeout

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1986

It's revealed Andrew Wyeth had, secretly created 240 drawings and paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf, in Chadds Ford, Pa

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1986

US Senate votes for SDI-project (Star Wars)

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1986

Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5k woman's record (14:37.33)

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1987

Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, dies at 79

Death
1988

Mario Biaggi (Rep-D-NY) convicted of racketeering resigns seat

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1989

Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68

Death
1990

Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

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1990

Herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies

Death
1990

Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan inducted into hall of fame

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