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Historical Events In August - 01

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1961  Beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club on this day in history.  

1962  On August - 01 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  On August - 01 theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies  

1964  On August - 01 beatles' "Hard Day's Night" single goes to #1 spot on the charts  

1964  On this day in history jack Kirkwood actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69  

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

1964  Race riot in Jersey City NJ on this day in history.  

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

1965  Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77 on August - 01.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1972  Brian Cole rocker with the Association, dies of heroin OD at 28 on this day in history.  

1972  Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London on this day in history.  

1973  Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

1975  On August - 01 helsinki Agreement, on human rights, signed by over 35 nations  

1975  Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations on August - 01.  

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

1976  On this day in history trinidad and Tobago independence  

1977  Francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47 on August - 01.  

1979  Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway on August - 01.  

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 this day in history uS swimmers set 3 world records at National championships  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history uS District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination  

1983  On this day in history peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62  

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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 this day in history.  

1322  On this day in history birth of peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian  

1377  Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433) was born on August - 01.  

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

1520  On this day in history birth of sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72)  

1545  Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622) was born on August - 01.  

1555  On August - 01 birth of edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597)  

1579  On August - 01 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  Justinus I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies on this day in history.  

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

1190  Floris III, Count of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

1227  Death of Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179) on August - 01.  

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

1457  On this day in history laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50  

1464  Death of Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1386) on this day in history.  

1541  Death of Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493) on this day in history.  

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