Historical Events Happened In August - 07
Friday, 24 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 August - 07.
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 August - 07.
1967 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on August - 07.
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 this day in history apollo 15 returns to Earth
1972 Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer on this day in history.
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 Scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history uS Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
1976 On this day in history cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
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 675,000 employees strike AT&T on August - 07.
1983 On this day in history first World Track & Field Championships
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 this day in history.
1987 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala on August - 07.
1987 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea on August - 07.
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 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on August - 07.
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 August - 07 billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
1992 On August - 07 john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69