Today in History for 13th August 2018

Historical Events

1932 – Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers and wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
1960 – USSR withdraws advisors from China
1981 – Last broadcast of “The Waltons” on CBS-TV
1986 – KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
1988 – US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
2006 – Canadian Open Women’s Golf, London Hunt CC: Christie Kerr wins by 1 shot from Angela Stanford

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Famous Birthdays

1860 – Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], American sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill’s Wild West), born in North Star, Ohio (d. 1926)
1899 – Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1980)
1920 – Neville Brand, American soldier and actor (DOA, Love Me Tender), born in Griswold, Iowa (d. 1992)
1952 – Tom Marino, American politician (Rep-R-Pennsylvania 2011-), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
1971 – Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor
1979 – Román Colón, Dominican baseball player

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Famous Deaths

1721 – Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (b. 1665)
1948 – Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (b. 1897)
1990 – Jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
1994 – Manfred Worner, German general/Secretary-General of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59
1996 – António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 86
2007 – Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)

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