Today in History for August 1997

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 70 of 70

1st - 6th World Championships in Athletics open at Athens, Greece
3rd - 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker
3rd - BankBoston Senior Golf Classic
3rd - Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO
3rd - Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International
3rd - Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; 40-76 villagers killed.
4th - "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show" premieres on Fox TV
4th - 185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job.
4th - In Colombia, international oil company Occidental Petroleum declare force majeure on all oil exports from the Cano Limon field after a series of attacks knocked out a major oil pipeline
5th - Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
5th - Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial
5th - Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov, launched
6th - Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil MickelsonGolfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil Mickelson 6th - NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach
7th - STS 85 (Discovery 23) launches into orbit
7th - Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier
8th - Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox
8th - The UN approves a sale-price formula for Iraqi crude oil sales under the oil-for-food plan
9th - Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
9th - Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
10th - 36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6
10th - Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine
10th - Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal
10th - Deb Richard wins LPGA Friendly's Classic
10th - Northville Long Island Senior Golf Classic
10th - Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf
10th - 6th World Championships in Athletics close at Athens, Greece
MLB Pitching Legend Greg MadduxMLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux 11th - Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday
13th - Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
13th - SD Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels
13th - South Park's first episode is aired.
14th - "1776" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
14th - Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death
14th - Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open
14th - Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds death sentence of Timothy McVeigh
14th - Soyuz TM-25 lands
15th - Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
15th - Dow Jones drops 247.37 pts
15th - LA Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's #2
16th - For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 16th - The South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana wins against the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at First National Bank stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
17th - 79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot GC
17th - First of America Senior Golf Classic
17th - Macy's Tap-o-mania
17th - Weetabix Women's British LPGA Open
19th - NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
19th - STS 85 (Discovery 23) lands
20th - Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
20th - Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.
21st - Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
21st - US government forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out
24th - 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
24th - Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic
24th - Gordon Spence discovers 2^2976221 - 1 (36th known Mersenne prime)
Golfer Greg NormanGolfer Greg Norman 24th - Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273
24th - Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265
24th - Saint Luke's Senior Golf Classic
25th - Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
26th - Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
27th - 54th Venice Film Festival: "Hana-bi" directed by Takeshi Kitano wins Golden Lion
28th - Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
29th - At least 98 villagers are killed by the GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
30th - 1st WNBA Championshion: Houston Comets beat NY Liberty
30th - Greg Rudaski is 1st to serve (2) 141 MPH serves in a match (US Open)
31st - "Gin Game" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances
31st - Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees
31st - Last episode of Rolanda airs
31st - Pittsburgh Senior Golf Classic
31st - Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 268
31st - Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel, Paris

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1

25th - Holly Gibbs, English actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

2nd - "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (43) weds Playboy model Camille Donatacci (29) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu
Metallica Rocker James HetfieldMetallica Rocker James Hetfield (17th) 17th - Lead vocalist James Hetfield (34) weds Francesca Tomasi
28th - British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 27 of 27

1st - Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies
1st - Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
2nd - William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83
2nd - Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian musician (b. 1938)
3rd - Pietro Rizzuto, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
4th - Jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122
5th - Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61
7th - Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74
7th - Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109
8th - Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
10th - Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
10th - Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (b. 1912)
12th - Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57
16th - Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer, dies at 82
16th - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician (b. 1948)
20th - Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)
21st - Misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies
21st - Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)
22nd - Mary Louise Smith, chairman (Rep), dies at 82
23rd - Eric Gairy, first PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies at 75
24th - Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
25th - Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
25th - James Dewar, journalist/documentary film-maker, dies at 70
25th - Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78
27th - Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC), dies at 48
27th - Jeep Swenson, actor (Batman & Robin), dies of heart failure at 40
Princess of Wales Diana SpencerPrincess of Wales Diana Spencer (31st) 31st - Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36

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