Historical Facts

5 Aug 1983

todayAugust 5, 2022

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“Risky Business” debuts, launches Tom Cruise to stardom
On August 5, 1983, the comedy Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise in a breakout performance, opens in U.S. theaters. In the film, Cruise played Joel Goodsen, a suburban Chicago teen who has a series of misadventures when his parents go out of town and leave him home alone.

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Oscar Pistorius becomes the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympics On August 4, 2012 in London, Oscar Pistorius of South Africa becomes the first amputee to compete at the Olympics by running in an opening heat of the men’s 400-meter. Pistorius finished second out of five runners and advanced to the semifinals, where he finished eighth out of eight runners. His image would drastically change early the next […]

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