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 This day in History - August 6
394 Historic Events for August 6
1987

Ira C Eaker, commandant USAF in Europe (WW II), dies at 91

Death
1988

Anatoli S Levchenko, cosmonaut (TM-4), dies of brain tumor at 47

Death
1988

Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies)

Event
1988

Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases

Event
1988

J Skelly Wright, US judge (anti-segregationist), dies at 77

Death
1989

Hubert Beuve-M‚ry, French newspaper founder (Le Monde), dies at 87

Death
1989

Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

Event
1989

Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8

Event
1989

Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia

Event
1989

Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines

Event
1989

"Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 5959 performances

Event
1990

Pres Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses premier Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan

Event
1990

UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba and Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq

Event
1990

Jon Benet Ramsey, little beauty queen (murdered in 1996)

Birth
1990

Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82

Death
1990

NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th HR in 1st 86 at bats

Event
1990

Gordon Metcalfe, actor (Monster in the Closet), dies of AIDS at 43

Death
1990

Robert Alex, shot to death by robber at 31

Death
1990

Jacques Soustelle, Fren ethnology/minister of Information, dies at 78

Death
1990

Mario De Andrade, founder (Movimiento Popular of Lib of Angola), dies

Death
1991

Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0

Event
1991

Harry Reasoner, newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 68

Death
1991

Shapour Bakhtiar, premier Iran (1979), dies in Paris

Death
1992

Harold Wilson's academy award is auctioned for $60,500

Event
1993

Milton "Milt" Thompson, US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer, dies at 67

Death