Historical Events Happened In August - 07
Saturday, 29 November 2014
1960 On this day in history ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France
1960 On this day in history 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 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on August - 07.
1969 On August - 07 joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
1970 On August - 07 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif
1970 On this day in history first computer chess tournament
1970 ... Haley, US judge, shot dead on August - 07.
1971 On this day in history apollo 15 returns to Earth
1972 On this day in history joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer
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 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 Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on August - 07.
1978 On this day in history franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
1979 The first day of trading in British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC) shares, everyone in the province got 5 shares from the government on August - 07.
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 Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58 on this day in history.
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 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 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on this day in history.
1991 On August - 07 billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
1992 On this day in history john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69