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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Saturday, 25 April 2015

1960  On August - 07 ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France  

1960  Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.  

1961  On this day in history russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

1961  On this day in history 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  Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49 on August - 07.  

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

1969  Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on August - 07.  

1970  4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif on August - 07.  

1970  On August - 07 first computer chess tournament  

1970  On this day in history ... Haley, US judge, shot dead  

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  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 this day in history.  

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 August - 07 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 675,000 employees strike AT&T  

1983  First World Track & Field Championships on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history 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 August - 07.  

1987  On August - 07 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala  

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 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  On this day in history 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 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  John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69 on August - 07.  

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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 August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

1574  On this day in history birth of robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)  

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

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 August - 07.  

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

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

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

1485  On this day in history death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

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

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.