Historical Events For August - 07
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
1960 Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on this day in history.
1960 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
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 August - 07.
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
1962 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49 on August - 07.
1967 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1969 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1972 Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer on August - 07.
1973 Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies on this day in history.
1974 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on this day in history.
1976 On August - 07 scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
1976 On August - 07 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 August - 07.
1978 Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on August - 07.
1978 On August - 07 franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
1979 On August - 07 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 First World Track & Field Championships on August - 07.
1984 Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48 on this day in history.
1985 On August - 07 grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58
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 Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87 on August - 07.
1988 On August - 07 writers guild end their 6 months strike
1989 On August - 07 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 On this day in history eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
1991 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies on this day in history.
1992 On August - 07 john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69