Historical Events In August - 01
Saturday, 18 September 2021
1961 Beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club on this day in history.
1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m on this day in history.
1962 On August - 01 leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
1963 The Beatles Book is sold out on its first day of sale on August - 01.
1963 Theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies on this day in history.
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 Race riot in Jersey City NJ on August - 01.
1964 Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30 on August - 01.
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 August - 01 bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
1967 On this day in history 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 August - 01.
1972 Brian Cole rocker with the Association, dies of heroin OD at 28 on August - 01.
1972 Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London on this day in history.
1973 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91 on August - 01.
1975 On August - 01 helsinki Agreement, on human rights, signed by over 35 nations
1975 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1977 Francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47 on this day in history.
1979 On August - 01 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 this day in history strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61
1981 MTV premiers this day on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1983 On this day in history sTS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 On August - 01 uS District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination
1983 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62 on this day in history.