Historical Events Happened In August - 07
Sunday, 02 August 2015
1960 Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on August - 07.
1960 On this day in history vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
1961 Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on August - 07.
1961 On August - 07 cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
1962 On August - 07 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 On this day in history morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49
1967 On this day in history max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
1969 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on August - 07.
1970 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif on August - 07.
1970 First computer chess tournament on August - 07.
1970 On this day in history ... Haley, US judge, shot dead
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 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 this day in history scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
1976 On August - 07 uS Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
1976 Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI
1978 On August - 07 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 On this day in history 675,000 employees strike AT&T
1983 On August - 07 first World Track & Field Championships
1984 Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48 on August - 07.
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 this day in history camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87
1988 Writers guild end their 6 months strike on this day in history.
1989 On August - 07 mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia
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 On August - 07 billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
1992 John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69 on August - 07.