Historical Events Happened In August - 07
Thursday, 29 September 2016
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 On August - 07 cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
1962 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49 on this day in history.
1967 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on August - 07.
1969 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1970 On August - 07 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif
1970 First computer chess tournament on August - 07.
1970 On August - 07 ... Haley, US judge, shot dead
1971 On August - 07 apollo 15 returns to Earth
1972 On August - 07 joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer
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 US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth on this day in history.
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 August - 07.
1978 Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.
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 August - 07 first World Track & Field Championships
1984 On August - 07 esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
1985 On August - 07 grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58
1987 On August - 07 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
1987 On this day in history lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea
1987 On August - 07 camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87
1988 On August - 07 writers guild end their 6 months strike
1989 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1992 John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69 on this day in history.