Historical Events In August - 07
Thursday, 19 April 2018
1960 Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on this day in history.
1960 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.
1961 Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on August - 07.
1961 Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49
1967 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on August - 07.
1969 On this day in history joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
1970 On August - 07 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif
1970 On this day in history 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 On this day in history jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
1974 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on August - 07.
1976 On this day in history 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 August - 07.
1976 Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86 on this day in history.
1978 On August - 07 thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI
1978 Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.
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 First World Track & Field Championships on this day in history.
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 this day in history 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
1987 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea on August - 07.
1987 Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87 on August - 07.
1988 On August - 07 writers guild end their 6 months strike
1989 On this day in history mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia
1990 On August - 07 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 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.