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Historical Events In August - 02

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

1953  Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash on August - 02.  

1954  On this day in history 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  Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies on this day in history.  

1956  Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109 on August - 02.  

1958  Jordan & Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months on August - 02.  

1958  On this day in history joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80  

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

1959  Prospero Bisquertt, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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

1961  On this day in history st Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto  

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  On this day in history oliver Hazzard Perry La Farge, US anthropologist/writer, dies at 61  

1964  North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin and so it starts on this day in history.  

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  Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69 on August - 02.  

1965  On this day in history morley Safer's sends first Vietnam report indicating we are losing  

1965  Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1966  On August - 02 radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting  

1967  On August - 02 uS's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5  

1967  Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77 on August - 02.  

1969  Clarence Dickinson, composer, dies at 96 on August - 02.  

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

1972  On this day in history gold hits record $70 an ounce in London  

1972  On this day in history brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29  

1973  Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57 on August - 02.  

1976  On August - 02 fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85  

1978  Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79 on August - 02.  

1979  Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway on August - 02.  

1979  Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32 on August - 02.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1632  On August - 02 birth of kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)  

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

1674  On August - 02 birth of philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)  

1696  On August - 02 birth of mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia  

1703  On August - 02 birth of lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)  

Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  On August - 02 stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies  

0640  Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on this day in history.  

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

0924  On August - 02 death of Ælfweard of Wessex  

1002  Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1075  John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies on this day in history.  

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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