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  • 2004: DEATH: Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (combined gold Winter Olympics 1936), dies at 90
  • 1994: DEATH: Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), dies at 78
  • 1988: EVENT: American athletes go 1-2-3 in the 400m at the Seoul Olympics with Steve Lewis taking the gold medal in 43.87 ahead of team mates Butch Reynolds & Danny Everett
  • 1988: EVENT: American athletes go 1-2-3 in the 400m at the Seoul Olympics with Steve Lewis taking the gold medal in 43.87 ahead of teammates Butch Reynolds & Danny Everett
  • 1988: EVENT: Australian Debbie Flintoff-King wins the 400m hurdles gold at the Seoul Olympics in 53.17, just 0.01 ahead of Tatyana Ledovskaya of the Soviet Union
  • 1988: EVENT: Despite totally dominating his sport for 14 years, Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka wins his only Olympic gold medal with a vault of 5.90m at the Seoul Games
  • 1981: BIRTHDAY: José Calderón, Spanish basketball point guard (captain Spain gold FIBA World C'ship 2006; Olympic silver 08, 12; NBA: Toronto, Detroit, Dallas, NY Knicks; Cleveland), born in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain
  • 1979: BIRTHDAY: Marcelo SILVERA, Soccer Player, born in Uruguay
  • 1977: BIRTHDAY: Lamine SAKHO, Soccer Player, born in Senegal
  • 1966: BIRTHDAY: Erno Das, lighting tech/gaffer (Spiegels, Lovely Liza)
  • 1963: EVENT: "New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1958: BIRTHDAY: Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1957: EVENT: "Dollar A Second" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1945: BIRTHDAY: Marielle Goitschel, French alpine skier (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Sainte-Maxime, France
  • 1943: BIRTHDAY: Joel Higgins, American actor (Salvage 1, Silver Spoons), born in Bloomington, Illinois
  • 1936: WEDDING: "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)
  • 1922: BIRTHDAY: Joseph "Joe" Silver, American actor (Lenny, Mr I Magination), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1907: BIRTHDAY: Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnast (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1905: BIRTHDAY: William Northam, Austrian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1864: EVENT: -30) Battle of Fort Harrison Virginia (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights)
  • 1824: BIRTHDAY: Francis Turner Palgrave, English poet (Golden Treasury), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (d. 1897)
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