Today in History for 5th August 2019

Historical Events

1420 – Duke John VI of Bavaria visits Dutch mystic Lidwina (Christ’s bride)
1837 – 1st ascent of Mt Marcy (5,344′) highest in Adirondack, NY
1948 – A Swedish sweep of the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics with Tore Sjöstrand taking gold ahead of team mates Erik Elmsäter and Göte Hagström
1964 – Beatles record “Leave My Kitten Alone”
1982 – PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Raymond Floyd fires an opening round 9-under-par 63, tying the tournament 18-hole record
2001 – Cleveland Indians tie a MLB record in erasing a 12 run Seattle lead to win 15-14, also preventing the Mariners from reaching a record 117 season wins

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Famous Birthdays

1623 – Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, born in Arezzo (d. 1669) baptismal date
1866 – Alfred Holy, Czech composer and harpist, born in Oporto (d. 1948)
1960 – Mike Nocito, American rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
1974 – Frankie Hejduk, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in La Mesa, California
1986 – Paula Creamer, American golfer (US Open 2010), born in Mountain View, California
1993 – Suzuka Ōgo, Japanese actress

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Famous Deaths

1964 – Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
1972 – Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71
1992 – Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
2005 – Jim O’Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
2006 – Susan Butcher, American sled dog champion (b. 1954)
2018 – Charlotte Rae, American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer (Edna-Facts of Life), dies at 92

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