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 This day in History - August 5
374 Historic Events for August 5
1956

WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1956

Ferdi Bolland, Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland and Bolland)

Birth
1956

Maureen McCormick, actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch)

Birth
1957

Comic strip "Andy Capp" made its debut

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1957

"American Bandstand," begins network TV (ABC)

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1957

Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80

Death
1957

WJZ-TV in Baltimore MD begins radio transmissions

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1957

Andrei Yevgeniyevich Zaitsev, cosmonaut

Birth
1957

Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million

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1957

Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26)

Birth
1958

Philip Kapleau, Zen teacher, 1st awakening under Yasutani Roshi

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1958

Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80

Death
1958

Atomic sub USS Nautilus completes 1st trip under North Pole

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1959

Edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77

Death
1959

Chic Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto

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1959

Pete Burns, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)

Birth
1959

42.4 cm rainfall in Decatur Co, Iowa (state record)

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1960

Burkina (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France

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1960

Detroit trades mgr Jimmy Dykes for Cleve's mgr Joe Gordon

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1960

Mike Nocito, rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)

Birth
1960

Heidi S”renson, Vancouver BC, playmate (Jul, 1981)

Birth
1960

Calvin Hayes, rocker

Birth
1961

Sidney Holland, PM of New Zealand (1949-57), dies at 67

Death
1961

Eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63

Death
1961

118øF (48øC), Ice Harbor Dam, Washington (state record)

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