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1971 - Dino Baggio, winner of the 1992 U.E.F.A. European Under-21 Championship with Italy, was born.


1982 - Canadian-New Zealand actress Anna Helene Paquin was born.


1986 - The 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, were officially opened. 32 nations boycotted as an opposition to apartheid in South Africa.


1998 - Aerosmith announced that it is postponing the first 13 dates of its U.S. tour when drummer Joey Kramer had received second-degree burns in a petrol station fire.
 

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1980 - KISS introduced its new drummer, Eric Carr, at a concert at the Palladium in New York City.

1992 - The 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, were officially opened.
 

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1943 - Rolling Stones singer Sir Michael Philip 'Mick' Jagger was born.


1965 - The Maldives was granted full independence from Great Britain.


1973 - British actress Kathryn Bailey 'Kate' Beckinsale was born.
 

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1974 - Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" was released.

1983 - Metallica began their first tour entitled "Kill 'em all for one." The tour ended on September 3, 1983.

2007 - Paul Stanley (KISS) had to leave a concert due to his pulse being twice the normal level. The band performed as a trio with Gene Simmons singing all songs.
 

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1981 - English footballer Michael Carrick was born.


1984 - The 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, United States, were officially opened. A total of 14 Soviet bloc nations except Romania boycotted the Games as a retaliation of the U.S.-led boycott in 1980.
 

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1947 - Austrian-American film star and current Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger was born.


1964 - Current Bayern Munich coach Jürgen Klinsmann, winner of the 1988 Olympic bronze medal in football and the 1990 FIFA World Cup with the former West Germany and the 1996 UEFA European Championship with Germany as a player, was born.


1966 - England wins the FIFA World Cup for the 1st time on home soil after defeating the former West Germany 4-2 in the Final in London.


1980 - Vanuatu gains independence from both Great Britain and France.
 

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1960 - Benin, then known as Dahomey, declares its independence from France.


1976 - The 1976 Olympic Games were officially closed. The former Soviet Union returned home with a total of 125 medals (49 gold, 41 silver, 35 bronze).

1984 - Bastian Schweinsteiger, winner of the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with Germany, was born.
 

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1968 - Retired German footballer Stefan Effenberg was born.


1986 - The 1986 Commonwealth Games were officially closed. England returned home with the highest number of medals - 144 (52 gold, 43 silver, 49 bronze).

1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to conflict with coalition forces in the Gulf War.
 

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1952 - Osvaldo César Ardiles, member of Argentina's 1978 F.I.F.A. World Cup-winning side, was born.


1960 - Niger declares itself independent from France.


1963 - Metallica vocalist James Alan Hetfield was born.


1980 - The 1980 Olympic Games were officially closed. Hosts the former Soviet Union hauled the highest total of medals - 195 (80 gold, 69 silver, 46 bronze).
 

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1958 - Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson was born.


1960 - The Ivory Coast declares its independence from France.


1975 - South African actress Charlize Theron was born.
 
Happy 50th, Brucie! Let's hope that you live another 50 years.

afraidtoshooteddie said:
1987 - Def Leppard released their album "Hysteria."

Pyromania and High & Dry >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hysteria.

Similarly, heavy metal >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> glam metal
 

afraidtoshooteddie

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1987 - A Los Angeles judge threw out a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne. The lawsuit had been filed by the parents of a teenager who had committed suicide while listening to Ozzy's song, "Suicide Solution."



1991 - Charges of assault and property damage are filed against Axl Rose (Guns 'N' Roses) in connection with a riot during a show in St. Louis, MO.

 

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1992 - James Hetfield (Metallica) was injured by a stage explosion at a concert in Montreal. A riot occurred at the same show when Axl Rose cut Guns 'N' Roses' set short because of a sore throat.
 

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1965 - The Republic of Singapore was proclaimed after breaking away from Malaysia.


1968 - Australian actor of Croatian-German origin Eric Banadinović, better known as Eric Bana, was born.


1973 - Filippo Inzaghi, member of Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning squad, was born.


1992 - The 1992 Olympic Games were officially closed. The Unified Team, made up of 12 of the 15 former Soviet republics, returned home with a total of 112 medals (45 gold, 38 silver, 29 bronze).
 
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