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Historical Events In August - 01

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

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

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  The Beatles Book is sold out on its first day of sale on this day in history.  

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

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

1965  On August - 01 kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77  

1966  On August - 01 the Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31.  

1966  On this day in history bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies  

1967  US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5 on August - 01.  

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  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  Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations on this day in history.  

1975  On August - 01 howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68  

1976  On this day in history trinidad and Tobago independence  

1977  Francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1979  Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway on this day in history.  

1979  On August - 01 thurmon Munson killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32  

1980  On this day in history gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record  

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  STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history uS District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination  

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  On this day in history birth of emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)  

1322  Peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian was born on August - 01.  

1377  Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433) was born on this day in history.  

1495  Jan Scorel, Dutch painter/architect was born on August - 01.  

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 August - 01.  

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

Famous Deaths In August - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0527  On August - 01 justinus I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies  

1137  Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37) on this day in history.  

1190  On August - 01 floris III, Count of Holland, dies  

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 August - 01.  

1457  On August - 01 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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