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Historical Events In August - 01

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1961  On August - 01 beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club  

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

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 August - 01.  

1964  On August - 01 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 this day in history.  

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

1970  Frances Farmer, actress (Toast of NY, Come & Get It), dies at 55 on August - 01.  

1972  On this day in history 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 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  Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history 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 this day in history thurmon Munson killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32  

1980  Gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record on this day in history.  

1980  On August - 01 uS swimmers set 3 world records at National championships  

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

1981  MTV premiers this day on this day in history.  

1981  On August - 01 paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58  

1982  Cathleen Nesbitt English actress (Seperate Tables), dies at 93 on August - 01.  

1983  STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad on this day in history.  

1983  US District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination on this day in history.  

1983  On August - 01 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  Peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian was born on August - 01.  

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  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 August - 01.  

1579  Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (d. 1644) was born on this day in history.  

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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  Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37) on August - 01.  

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 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  On August - 01 death of simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)  

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