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Historical Events In August - 02

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

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

1954  On August - 02 rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42  

1955  On August - 02 uSSR performs nuclear test  

1955  Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies on August - 02.  

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

1958  Jordan & Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months on this day in history.  

1958  Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80 on August - 02.  

1959  41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC on August - 02.  

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

1961  On this day in history 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  Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64 on August - 02.  

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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history uS destroyer attacked by Vietnamese torpedo boats in Gulf of Tonkin  

1964  On this day in history jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69  

1965  Morley Safer's sends first Vietnam report indicating we are losing on this day in history.  

1965  Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49 on August - 02.  

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

1967  On this day in history 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  On this day in history clarence Dickinson, composer, dies at 96  

1971  On this day in history ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77  

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

1972  Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29 on August - 02.  

1973  On August - 02 jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1455  Johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99) was born on August - 02.  

1533  Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588) was born on this day in history.  

1627  On this day in history birth of samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter  

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

1672  On August - 02 birth of johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)  

1674  Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

1696  On this day in history birth of mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia  

1703  Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775) was born on August - 02.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  On this day in history stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies  

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

0686  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on August - 02.  

0924  On this day in history 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 August - 02.  

1100  On this day in history 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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