Today in History for August 2002

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 11 of 11

1st - 35th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
4th - Soham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire.
4th - 17th Commonwealth Games close in Manchester, England
9th - Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run
16th - Africa Women's Peace Train leaves Kampala for Johannesburg
18th - 84th PGA Championship: Rich Beem shoots a 278 at Hazeltine National Golf Club
19th - A Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
20th - A group of Iraqis opposed to the regime of Saddam Hussein take over the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin for five hours before releasing their hostages and surrendering.
26th - Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa.
27th - 59th Venice Film Festival: "The Magdalene Sisters" directed by Peter Mullan wins Golden Lion
29th - 19th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Pink win

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie PresleyPrincess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (10th) 10th - Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii
10th - "Baywatch" actress Angelica Bridges (28) weds Canadian hockey player Sheldon Souray (26) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
24th - Journalist Bryant Gumbel weds model Hilary Quinlan at Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida
25th - "Baywatch" actress Yasmine Bleeth (34) weds strip club owner Paul Cerrito at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 25 of 25

3rd - Carmen Silvera, British actress (b. 1922)
4th - Holly Wells & Jessica Chapman, Soham murder victims (b. 1991, 1991)
5th - Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (b. 1982)
5th - Chick Hearn, American basketball announcer (b. 1916)
5th - Franco Lucentini, Italian writer (b. 1920)
6th - Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (b. 1930)
9th - Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (b. 1953)
9th - Peter Neville, anarchist, sociologist, and peace activist
Guitarist Michael HouserGuitarist Michael Houser (10th) 10th - Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (b. 1962)
10th - Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1926)
11th - Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountain climber (b. 1940)
12th - Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (b. 1916)
14th - Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
16th - Jeff Corey, American actor (b. 1914)
16th - Abu Nidal, Palestinian political leader (b. 1937)
16th - John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (b. 1933)
18th - Dean Riesner, American film and television writer (b. 1918)
23rd - Hoyt Wilhelm, American baseball player (b. 1922)
24th - Nikolay Guryanov Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (b. 1909)
25th - Dorothy Hewett, Australian writer (b. 1923)
27th - Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, "Father of the Modern Day Men's Movement," Founder of the Christian Men's Network (CMN)
29th - Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (b. 1920)
30th - J. Lee Thompson, English film director (b. 1914)
31st - Lionel Hampton, American vibraphone player (b. 1908)
31st - George Porter, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)

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