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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.  

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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  On August - 01 birth of peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian  

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

1495  Jan Scorel, Dutch painter/architect was born on this day in history.  

1520  Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72) was born on August - 01.  

1545  On this day in history birth of andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622)  

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  Justinus I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies on August - 01.  

1137  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1464  Death of Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1386) on August - 01.  

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

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