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AUGUST 31

Performing Artists
1897 Fredric March (Wisconsin-born Actor) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Film Plays Internet Movie Database
1903 Arthur Godfrey (New York City-born Radio and Television Personality) New York City Performing Artists Radio Television Internet Movie Database
1928 James Coburn (Nebraska-born Actor) Nebraska Performing Artists Actors Film Biography
1945 Van Morrison (Irish Popular Musician) Irish Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography
1949 Richard Gere (Pennsylvania-born Actor) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film Biography
Sports Figures
1875 Eddie Plank (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1913 Ray Dandridge (Virginia-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Virginia Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1935 Frank Robinson (Texas-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1956 Edwin Moses (Ohio-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Olympics Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1968 Hideo Nomo (Japanese Professional Baseball Player) Japanese Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1969 Rocky Marciano (Massachusetts-born Undefeated Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World; Airplane Crash) Rocky Marciano International Boxing Hall of Fame Air Disasters
1997 Diana, Princess of Wales (Car Crash) Great Britain Princess Diana Automobiles
2002 Lionel Hampton (Kentucky-born African-American Jazz Percussionist) Lionel Hampton Jazz African-American Performing Artists
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1900 Coca-Cola Is First Sold in Great Britain England Foods & Nutrition Coca-Cola
1903 3rd time in a Month, Joe McGinnity Starts/Wins Both Games of Doubleheader New York City Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1936 Puerto Rico's Sixto Escobar Wins World Bantamweight Boxing Championship Puerto Rican Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame Latin-American Sports Figures El Boricua
1957 Final Episode of the Children's Puppet Show Kukla, Fran and Ollie Is Televised Family Television Puppets The History Channel
1959 Prime Minister Macmillan & President Eisenhower Broadcast Live Harold Mcmillan Dwight Eisenhower Television Cold War BBC
1972 Soviet Gymnast Olga Korbut Wins Two Gold Medals at Munich Olympics Soviet Union Munich Olympic Games International Gymnastics Hall of Fame New York Times
1983 Edwin Moses Sets the 400m Hurdle World Record (47.02s) in Koblenz, Germany Germany Ohio Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1989 Separation of Princess Anne from Captain Mark Phillips Made Public Great Britain Princess Anne BBC
1990 Ken Griffey Sr & Jr. First Father & Son to Play in Same Major League Game Baseball African American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Baseball Library
2001 Bronx Team Must Forfeit League World Series Wins for Using Over-aged Player New York Baseball Little League Baseball World Series Sports Illustrated

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