Historical Events For August - 07
Thursday, 30 March 2017
1960 On this day in history ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France
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 this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49 on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
1969 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on August - 07.
1970 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif on August - 07.
1970 On August - 07 first computer chess tournament
1970 ... Haley, US judge, shot dead on August - 07.
1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history 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 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on this day in history.
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 On this day in history cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
1978 On August - 07 thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI
1978 Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1983 675,000 employees strike AT&T on August - 07.
1983 First World Track & Field Championships on this day in history.
1984 Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48 on August - 07.
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 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea on this day in history.
1987 On August - 07 camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87
1988 Writers guild end their 6 months strike on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1990 On August - 07 eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
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