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Historical Events In August - 03

Saturday, 21 May 2022

1948  Albert F Pollard, Brit historian (Evolution of parliament), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1949  The National Basketball Association was formed on this day in history.  

1949  Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire on this day in history.  

1950  On August - 03 elements of Marine Corps Observation Squadron, VMO-6, equipped with HO3S helicopters and OY observation planes, began operations in Korea  

1951  On this day in history william H Jackson, ends term as deputy director of CIA  

1951  Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket keeper (Test for England 1910), dies on August - 03.  

1952  15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland on this day in history.  

1953  Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history first VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) airplane flown  

1954  1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown on this day in history.  

1954  On August - 03 colette, [Willy], France, novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81  

1955  Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing on this day in history.  

1955  Hurricane Connie begins pounding US for 11 days on August - 03.  

1956  Willie Williams of the US sets 100 meter record at 10.1 on this day in history.  

1956  Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1 on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history british offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman  

1957  On August - 03 "Black Jack" Bouvier, father of Jacqueline Kennedy, dies of cancer  

1958  The USS Nautilus (the first nuclear submarine) passes under the North Pole on this day in history.  

1958  USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap on August - 03.  

1959  On August - 03 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA  

1960  Niger gains independence from France on August - 03.  

1962  29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000) on this day in history.  

1963  Allan Sherman releases hit "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda" on August - 03.  

1963  On August - 03 beatles final performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool  

1963  On August - 03 great Train Robbery in Britain  

1964  On this day in history flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39  

1966  Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39 on August - 03.  

1968  On this day in history constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71  

1970  On this day in history first submerged launching of Poseidon nuclear missile off Cape Kennedy  

1970  On August - 03 hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history  

1970  Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try on August - 03.  

1971  Paul McCartney announces the formation of his group Wings on August - 03.  

1973  Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park. (Isle of Man, UK) on this day in history.  

1973  Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 03

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1509  On this day in history birth of √Čtienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546)  

1645  On this day in history birth of august Kuhnel, composer  

1692  On this day in history birth of john Henley, English clergyman (d. 1759)  

1748  On August - 03 birth of carl Ludwig Junker, composer  

1770  On this day in history birth of frederik Willem III, reactionary king of Prussia (1797-1840)  

1801  On August - 03 birth of joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace)  

1808  Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893) was born on this day in history.  

1811  On this day in history birth of elisha Graves Otis, inventor (safe elevator)  

Famous Deaths In August - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0808  P'ang Yun, [Layman P'ang], Exemplary Zen practitioner, dies in China on August - 03.  

1387  On this day in history olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark (1376-87)/Norway (1380-87), dies  

1460  Death of King James II of Scotland (b. 1430) on this day in history.  

1527  Death of Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal on August - 03.  

1530  On this day in history philibert Chalon, prince of Orange/viceroy of Naples, dies  

1546  Death of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484) on this day in history.  

1604  On August - 03 death of bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander  

1621  On this day in history death of guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556)  

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