Historical Events Happened In August - 07
Saturday, 20 December 2014
1960 Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on August - 07.
1960 On August - 07 vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
1961 On this day in history russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
1961 Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
1970 On this day in history 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif
1970 First computer chess tournament on this day in history.
1970 ... Haley, US judge, shot dead on this day in history.
1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth on August - 07.
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 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 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 this day in history.
1978 On August - 07 franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
1979 On this day in history 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 August - 07.
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 this day in history.
1987 On this day in history 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 this day in history camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87
1988 Writers guild end their 6 months strike on August - 07.
1989 On August - 07 mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia
1990 On this day in history 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 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies on August - 07.
1992 John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69 on August - 07.