Historical Events In August - 01
Monday, 19 April 2021
1961 On this day in history beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club
1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m on this day in history.
1962 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history the Beatles Book is sold out on its first day of sale
1963 On this day in history theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies
1964 Beatles' "Hard Day's Night" single goes to #1 spot on the charts on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history jack Kirkwood actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
1964 On this day in history north Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin and so it begins in earnest
1964 On August - 01 race riot in Jersey City NJ
1964 Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30 on this day in history.
1965 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77 on August - 01.
1966 The Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31 on August - 01.
1966 On this day in history bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
1967 On August - 01 uS's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
1970 Frances Farmer, actress (Toast of NY, Come & Get It), dies at 55 on this day in history.
1972 On August - 01 brian Cole rocker with the Association, dies of heroin OD at 28
1972 On this day in history gold hits record $70 an ounce in London
1973 On August - 01 gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
1975 On this day in history helsinki Agreement, on human rights, signed by over 35 nations
1975 On August - 01 helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations
1975 On August - 01 howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
1976 Trinidad and Tobago independence on August - 01.
1977 On August - 01 francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47
1979 On this day in history gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
1979 On August - 01 thurmon Munson killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32
1980 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record on August - 01.
1980 On August - 01 uS swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
1980 Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61 on this day in history.
1981 MTV premiers this day on August - 01.
1981 Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58 on August - 01.
1982 Cathleen Nesbitt English actress (Seperate Tables), dies at 93 on August - 01.
1983 On August - 01 sTS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 US District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination on August - 01.
1983 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62 on August - 01.