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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Saturday, 31 January 2015

1960  Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on August - 07.  

1960  On August - 07 vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60  

1961  On this day in history russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

1961  Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR  

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 this day in history.  

1969  Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1970  On August - 07 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif  

1970  First computer chess tournament on this day in history.  

1970  ... Haley, US judge, shot dead on this day in history.  

1971  On August - 07 apollo 15 returns to Earth  

1972  Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer on August - 07.  

1973  On this day in history jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies  

1974  On August - 07 philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center  

1976  On August - 07 scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars  

1976  US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1978  Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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 August - 07.  

1983  First World Track & Field Championships on this day in history.  

1984  On August - 07 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 August - 07.  

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  On August - 07 writers guild end their 6 months strike  

1989  Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on this day in history.  

1990  Saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion on August - 07.  

1990  Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies  

1992  John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69 on August - 07.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1282  On this day in history birth of princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)  

1533  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on August - 07.  

1560  Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on this day in history.  

1574  On this day in history birth of robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)  

1598  On this day in history birth of georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)  

1726  On this day in history birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

1742  On this day in history birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

1746  On this day in history birth of daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian  

Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  On this day in history death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  On this day in history death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on this day in history.  

1106  Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1485  Death of Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince on August - 07.  

1547  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on August - 07.  

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on this day in history.