Historical Events For August - 07
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
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 August - 07 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 August - 07 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 On this day in history morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49
1967 On August - 07 max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
1969 On August - 07 joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
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 Apollo 15 returns to Earth on August - 07.
1972 Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer on August - 07.
1973 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1976 On August - 07 cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
1978 Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on August - 07.
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 August - 07 675,000 employees strike AT&T
1983 On this day in history first World Track & Field Championships
1984 On this day in history esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
1985 On this day in history grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58
1987 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala on this day in history.
1987 On August - 07 lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea
1987 Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87 on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 August - 07.
1991 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies on August - 07.
1992 On this day in history john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69