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 This day in History - August 6
394 Historic Events for August 6
1956

Stepfanie Kramer, LA Calif, actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter)

Birth
1956

Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Ashes to Ashes)

Birth
1957

Faith Prince, Augusta Ga, Broadway actress (Guys and Dolls, Carousel)

Birth
1958

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

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1958

Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles

Event
1958

Randy DeBarge, Grand Rapids Mich, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge)

Birth
1958

Simon Francken, Dutch bassist (Ivy Green)

Birth
1959

Grant Aleksander, Balt Md, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children)

Birth
1959

Preston Sturges, [Edmund Biden], US director/screenwriter, dies at 60

Death
1959

Joyce Sims, rocker (All and All)

Birth
1960

Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)

Birth
1960

Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto

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1961

Bruce Matthews, center/guard (Tennessee Oilers)

Birth
1961

Carol Norman, Ardmore Okla, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1982)

Birth
1961

Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

Birth
1961

Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star

Birth
1961

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

Event
1961

1st case of motion sickness in space reported

Event
1961

Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)

Event
1961

Jozef E Van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechelen, dies at 87

Death
1962

Thomas Jefferson, Cleve Ohio, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)

Birth
1962

Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule

Event
1963

Tom Keene, actor (Our Daily Bread), dies of cancer at 68

Death
1963

Kimberley Conrad Hefner, Moulton Al, playmate of year (Jan, 1988)

Birth
1963

Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)

Birth