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Big Billy Joel moments in August: Della Rose Joel was born, Christie Brinkley divorce and more

From his last concert at Nassau Coliseum to his first performance on "The Late Show With David Letterman," here are the notable Billy Joel anniversaries on the calendar this month.

August 2

Aug. 2, 1987: Joel plays Lenin Sports and
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Aug. 2, 1987: Joel plays Lenin Sports and Concert Complex in Leningrad, USSR, as part of his six-performance tour of the Soviet Union.

August 4

Aug. 4, 2015: Joel performs before a sold-out
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Aug. 4, 2015: Joel performs before a sold-out crowd at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, the arena's last event before closing for a $261 million renovation.

August 9

Aug. 9, 1983: His album
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Aug. 9, 1983: His album "An Innocent Man" is released, and reaches No. 4 on the album charts. Its biggest hit, "Tell Her About It," goes to No. 1.

August 12

Aug. 12, 2015: Billy Joel and wife Alexis
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Aug. 12, 2015: Billy Joel and wife Alexis Roderick welcome a baby girl. Daughter Della Rose Joel is born at 2:40 a.m. in New York.

August 25

Aug. 25, 1994: Joel and Christie Brinkley, his
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Aug. 25, 1994: Joel and Christie Brinkley, his "Uptown Girl" muse, divorce after 9 years of marriage and one daughter, Alexa Ray Joel.

August 29

Aug. 29, 1990: Joel plays a benefit concert
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Aug. 29, 1990: Joel plays a benefit concert for baymen at Jones Beach.

Aug. 29, 2000: Reports say he bought Marshlands, a 29-acre estate in the North Sea area of Southampton.

August 30

Aug. 30, 1993: Joel performs on the very
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Aug. 30, 1993: Joel performs on the very first "Late Show with David Letterman."

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