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Historical Events In August - 02

Friday, 04 December 2020

1953  On this day in history betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash  

1954  Tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42  

1955  On this day in history 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 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  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  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 August - 02.  

1961  On August - 02 beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club  

1961  On August - 02 giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64  

1962  On this day in history nASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m  

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

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

1964  On August - 02 race riot in Jersey City NJ  

1964  US destroyer attacked by Vietnamese torpedo boats in Gulf of Tonkin on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history 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  Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49 on August - 02.  

1966  Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting on August - 02.  

1967  US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5 on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77  

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

1971  Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1972  Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London on August - 02.  

1972  Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29 on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57  

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

1978  On August - 02 carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79  

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

1979  On August - 02 thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1455  On this day in history birth of johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)  

1533  On August - 02 birth of theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)  

1627  Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1632  Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner) was born on this day in history.  

1672  Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733) was born on August - 02.  

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 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  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on August - 02.  

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 August - 02.  

1075  On this day in history john VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies  

1100  On August - 02 death of william II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44  

1222  Death of Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156) on August - 02.  

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