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Historical Events In August - 02

Thursday, 22 April 2021

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 this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test  

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

1956  On this day in history albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109  

1958  On August - 02 jordan & Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months  

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

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

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

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

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 August - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

1964  Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69 on August - 02.  

1965  Morley Safer's sends first Vietnam report indicating we are losing on August - 02.  

1965  On August - 02 milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49  

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

1967  On this day in history uS's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5  

1967  On August - 02 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1976  Fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85 on August - 02.  

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

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  On August - 02 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 August - 02.  

1632  On this day in history 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)  

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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 August - 02.  

0640  Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on August - 02.  

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

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

1222  On this day in history death of count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156)  

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