Historical Events Happened In August - 07
Friday, 31 October 2014
1960 Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on August - 07.
1960 On August - 07 vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
1961 Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
1962 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49 on this day in history.
1967 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on August - 07.
1969 On August - 07 joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
1970 On this day in history 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif
1970 On August - 07 first computer chess tournament
1970 On this day in history ... Haley, US judge, shot dead
1971 On August - 07 apollo 15 returns to Earth
1972 On August - 07 joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer
1973 Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies on August - 07.
1974 On this day in history philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center
1976 Scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars on this day in history.
1976 US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth on August - 07.
1976 On August - 07 cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
1978 Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on August - 07.
1978 On this day in history franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
1979 On this day in history the first day of trading in British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC) shares, everyone in the province got 5 shares from the government
1983 675,000 employees strike AT&T on this day in history.
1983 On August - 07 first World Track & Field Championships
1984 On August - 07 esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
1985 On August - 07 grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58
1987 On August - 07 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
1987 On this day in history lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea
1987 On August - 07 camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87
1988 Writers guild end their 6 months strike on August - 07.
1989 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on August - 07.
1990 Saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion on this day in history.
1990 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on this day in history.
1991 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies on August - 07.
1992 On August - 07 john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69