Historical Events Happened In August - 07
Saturday, 06 February 2016
1960 On August - 07 ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France
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 this day in history.
1961 Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.
1962 On August - 07 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 On August - 07 max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
1969 On August - 07 joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
1970 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif on August - 07.
1970 First computer chess tournament on August - 07.
1970 On August - 07 ... Haley, US judge, shot dead
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 August - 07 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 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 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 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 this day in history.
1983 675,000 employees strike AT&T on this day in history.
1983 First World Track & Field Championships on August - 07.
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 this day in history.
1987 On August - 07 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 August - 07.
1989 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on August - 07.
1990 Saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion on August - 07.
1990 On this day in history eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
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