On this day: August 3

POSTED: 02:07 PM PDT Aug 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 02, 2016 

Columbus sets sail, the first American intercollegiate sporting event takes place, Jesse Owens shines in Berlin, and a controversial stand-up comic dies, all on this day.

OTD August 3 - Martin Sheen
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U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Daniel Ross

1940: Actor Martin Sheen, best known for movies such as "Badlands," "Apocalypse Now" and "The Departed," and the TV series "The West Wing," is born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez in Dayton, Ohio.


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