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Historical Events In August - 01

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

1961  Beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club on August - 01.  

1962  On this day in history nASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m  

1962  On August - 01 leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62  

1963  On August - 01 the Beatles Book is sold out on its first day of sale  

1963  Theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies on August - 01.  

1964  Beatles' "Hard Day's Night" single goes to #1 spot on the charts on this day in history.  

1964  Jack Kirkwood actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69 on August - 01.  

1964  On August - 01 north Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin and so it begins in earnest  

1964  Race riot in Jersey City NJ on August - 01.  

1964  On August - 01 johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30  

1965  On this day in history kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77  

1966  The Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31 on this day in history.  

1966  Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies on August - 01.  

1967  US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5 on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history frances Farmer, actress (Toast of NY, Come & Get It), dies at 55  

1972  Brian Cole rocker with the Association, dies of heroin OD at 28 on August - 01.  

1972  On this day in history gold hits record $70 an ounce in London  

1973  On this day in history gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91  

1975  Helsinki Agreement, on human rights, signed by over 35 nations on this day in history.  

1975  On August - 01 helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations  

1975  Howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1976  On August - 01 trinidad and Tobago independence  

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  Thurmon Munson killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32 on August - 01.  

1980  On August - 01 gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record  

1980  US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on August - 01.  

1980  On August - 01 strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1313  Emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364) was born on August - 01.  

1322  Peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian was born on this day in history.  

1377  On August - 01 birth of emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433)  

1495  On this day in history birth of jan Scorel, Dutch painter/architect  

1520  On August - 01 birth of sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72)  

1545  Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622) was born on this day in history.  

1555  Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597) was born on this day in history.  

1579  On this day in history birth of luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (d. 1644)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0527  On this day in history justinus I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies  

1137  On August - 01 louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37)  

1190  On this day in history floris III, Count of Holland, dies  

1227  On August - 01 death of shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)  

1402  Death of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (b. 1341) on this day in history.  

1457  Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50 on August - 01.  

1464  On August - 01 death of cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1386)  

1541  On this day in history death of simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)  

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