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Birthdate of William McCrea, Northern Irish politician.
Birthdate of Jess Collins, American painter (d. 2004); and Paul Hellyer, Canadian engineer and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of Defence.
Birthdate of Paul Bartel, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000); Peter Bonerz, American actor and director; and Bert Yancey, American golfer (d. 1994).
Birthdate of Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (d. 1998).
The Warsaw Uprising occurs on August 1. It is brutally suppressed and all able-bodied men in Kraków are detained afterwards to prevent a similar uprising, the Kraków Uprising, that was planned but never carried out..
Birthdate of Inday Badiday, Filipino journalist and actress (d. 2003); Michael Mingos, English chemist and academic; and Martin Wharton, English bishop.
World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning..
Birthdate of Ron Jones, English director and production manager (d. 1993).
Death of Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1920); and Hiram Johnson, American lawyer and politician, 23rd Governor of California (b. 1866).
Birthdate of Allan Holdsworth, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2017).
Death of Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player and coach (b. 1903).
Birthdate of Radhia Cousot, French computer scientist and academic; and Tony Dell, English-Australian cricketer and soldier.
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