Historical Events Happened In August - 07
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
1960 On August - 07 ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France
1960 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1961 Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.
1961 Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on August - 07.
1962 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 On August - 07 morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49
1967 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on August - 07.
1969 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on August - 07.
1970 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif on this day in history.
1970 First computer chess tournament on August - 07.
1970 ... Haley, US judge, shot dead on this day in history.
1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth on August - 07.
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 August - 07.
1976 On this day in history uS Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
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 August - 07 franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
1979 The first day of trading in British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC) shares, everyone in the province got 5 shares from the government on August - 07.
1983 On August - 07 675,000 employees strike AT&T
1983 On this day in history first World Track & Field Championships
1984 On this day in history esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
1985 Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58 on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history 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 On this day in history writers guild end their 6 months strike
1989 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on August - 07.
1990 On this day in history saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion
1990 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on August - 07.
1991 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies on this day in history.
1992 On August - 07 john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69