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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Friday, 31 October 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  Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history 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  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 August - 07 first computer chess tournament  

1970  On this day in history ... 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 August - 07.  

1974  On this day in history philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center  

1976  Scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars on this day in history.  

1976  US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth on August - 07.  

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  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  675,000 employees strike AT&T on this day in history.  

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  Writers guild end their 6 months strike on August - 07.  

1989  Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on August - 07.  

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 this day in history.  

1991  Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies on August - 07.  

1992  On August - 07 john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1282  Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316) was born on August - 07.  

1533  On August - 07 birth of alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

1560  Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on August - 07.  

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on August - 07.  

1598  Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules) was born on August - 07.  

1726  On August - 07 birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

1742  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on August - 07.  

1746  On August - 07 birth of daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian  

Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  On August - 07 death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  Death of Emperor Yūryaku of Japan on this day in history.  

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on August - 07.  

1106  On August - 07 henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54  

1485  On August - 07 death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

1547  On this day in history cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on this day in history.