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On This Day August 12

The Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb in 1953.

The creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming died in 1964.

Janis Joplin performed for the last time in 1970.

Acting legend Henry Fonda passed away in 1982, aged 77.

And actress Lauren Bacall died in 2014 – Humphrey Bogart’s former wife was 89.

Today’s Birthdays:

Jesinta Campbell is 25 (1991)

Actor Casey Affleck is 41 (1975)

Pete Sampras is 45 (1971)

George Hamilton is 78 (1939)

Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler is 67 (1949)

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