Historical Events Happened In August - 07
Thursday, 28 July 2016
1960 Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on August - 07.
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 On August - 07 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 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 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 On August - 07 apollo 15 returns to Earth
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 this day in history.
1974 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on August - 07.
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 this day in history.
1978 On this day in history 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 On this day in history first World Track & Field Championships
1984 On August - 07 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 this day in history.
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 August - 07.
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 Saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion on August - 07.
1990 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
1992 On August - 07 john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69