Star Map for Friday August 19, 1960

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On 19 August 1960

Cold War: In Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage..

Sputnik program: Korabl-Sputnik 2: The Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, two rats and a variety of plants..

Birthdate of Morten Andersen, Danish-American football player; and Ron Darling, American baseball player and sportscaster.

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Quentin Bell, English historian and author (d. 1996).

25th anniversary

Birthdate of Bobby Richardson, American baseball player and coach.

10th anniversary

Birthdate of Graeme Beard, Australian cricketer; and Jennie Bond, English journalist and author.

Death of Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and engineer (b. 1871).

5th anniversary

In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives..

Birthdate of Mary-Anne Fahey, Australian actress; Peter Gallagher, American actor; Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Dominica-born English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales; and Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager.

4th anniversary

Birthdate of Adam Arkin, American actor, director, and producer; and José Rubén Zamora, Guatemalan journalist.

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Paul-Jan Bakker, Dutch cricketer; Gary Chapman, American contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter and guitarist; Martin Donovan, American actor and director; Ian Gould, English cricketer and umpire; Cesare Prandelli, Italian footballer and manager; Christine Soetewey, Belgian high jumper; and Gerda Verburg, Dutch trade union leader and politician, Dutch Minister of Agriculture.

Death of David Bomberg, English soldier and painter (b. 1890).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Gary Gaetti, American baseball player, coach, and manager; Anthony Muñoz, American football player and sportscaster; Brendan Nelson, Australian physician and politician, 47th Minister for Defence for Australia; Rick Snyder, American politician and businessman, 48th Governor of Michigan; and Darryl Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach.

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Ricky Pierce, American basketball player.

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The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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