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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Thursday, 23 October 2014

1960  Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 August - 07 morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49  

1967  Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history 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  ... Haley, US judge, shot dead on August - 07.  

1971  Apollo 15 returns to Earth on August - 07.  

1972  Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer on this day in history.  

1973  Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies on August - 07.  

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  Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1978  Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on August - 07.  

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  675,000 employees strike AT&T on August - 07.  

1983  On August - 07 first World Track & Field Championships  

1984  Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1985  Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58 on August - 07.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1991  Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies on August - 07.  

1992  On August - 07 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  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history birth of elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614)  

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

1598  On this day in history birth of georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)  

1726  On this day in history birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

1742  On this day in history birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

1746  On August - 07 birth of daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian  

Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  Death of Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420) on this day in history.  

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

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on August - 07.  

1106  On this day in history henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54  

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

1547  On August - 07 cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

1609  On August - 07 eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on this day in history.