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Historical Events In August - 02

Sunday, 20 September 2020

1953  Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash on this day in history.  

1954  On August - 02 tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia  

1954  Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42 on August - 02.  

1955  On August - 02 uSSR performs nuclear test  

1955  On August - 02 ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies  

1956  Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109 on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history jordan & Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months  

1958  Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC  

1959  On this day in history prospero Bisquertt, composer, dies at 78  

1961  On August - 02 beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club  

1961  St Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto on this day in history.  

1961  Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club on this day in history.  

1961  Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1962  NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m on August - 02.  

1963  Oliver Hazzard Perry La Farge, US anthropologist/writer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1964  North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin and so it starts on August - 02.  

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

1964  US destroyer attacked by Vietnamese torpedo boats in Gulf of Tonkin on August - 02.  

1964  On August - 02 jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69  

1965  On August - 02 morley Safer's sends first Vietnam report indicating we are losing  

1965  On this day in history milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49  

1966  Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting on this day in history.  

1967  US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5 on August - 02.  

1967  Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1969  Clarence Dickinson, composer, dies at 96 on this day in history.  

1971  Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77 on August - 02.  

1972  On August - 02 gold hits record $70 an ounce in London  

1972  On August - 02 brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29  

1973  Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1976  Fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1978  Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1979  On August - 02 gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway  

1979  Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1455  On August - 02 birth of johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)  

1533  Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588) was born on August - 02.  

1627  On August - 02 birth of samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter  

1632  Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner) was born on August - 02.  

1672  On this day in history birth of johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)  

1674  Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723) was born on August - 02.  

1696  Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia was born on this day in history.  

1703  On this day in history birth of lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  Stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies on this day in history.  

0640  On August - 02 severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies  

0686  On this day in history john V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies  

0924  Death of Ælfweard of Wessex on this day in history.  

1002  On this day in history abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64  

1075  On August - 02 john VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies  

1100  Death of William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44 on August - 02.  

1222  On August - 02 death of count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156)  

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