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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Tuesday, 03 March 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  On August - 07 russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

1961  On August - 07 cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

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

1962  On August - 07 morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49  

1967  On August - 07 max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75  

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

1970  On this day in history 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif  

1970  On this day in history first computer chess tournament  

1970  On August - 07 ... Haley, US judge, shot dead  

1971  On this day in history apollo 15 returns to Earth  

1972  On this day in history joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer  

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  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 August - 07.  

1976  Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86 on August - 07.  

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  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 August - 07.  

1983  On August - 07 first World Track & Field Championships  

1984  On August - 07 esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48  

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 August - 07 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  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 August - 07.  

1990  On August - 07 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 this day in history john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1282  Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316) was born on this day in history.  

1533  On this day in history birth of alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

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

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on August - 07.  

1598  Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules) was born on August - 07.  

1726  On August - 07 birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

1742  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on August - 07.  

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 August - 07 death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  Death of Emperor Yūryaku of Japan on August - 07.  

1033  On August - 07 death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

1106  Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54 on August - 07.  

1485  On August - 07 death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

1547  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on this day in history.  

1609  On this day in history eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on August - 07.