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Historical Events In August - 04

Sunday, 17 January 2021

1956  1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph) on August - 04.  

1958  On this day in history dumont TV Network crumbles  

1959  "Billy Barnes Revue" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 perfs on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH  

1960  Rocket propelled USAAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH on August - 04.  

1961  On this day in history 108ø F, Spokane, WA  

1961  On this day in history spokane, Washington reaches 108 degrees Fahrenheit  

1961  108°F, Spokane, WA on this day in history.  

1962  Nelson Mandela captured by South African police on August - 04.  

1963  Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open on this day in history.  

1964  Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James Chaney found buried inside an earthen dam in Mississippi on this day in history.  

1964  Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam on August - 04.  

1965  On this day in history cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand  

1967  On August - 04 british pirate radio station Radio 355 goes off the air  

1967  On August - 04 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)  

1967  On this day in history peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies  

1968  On August - 04 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif  

1969  On this day in history willie Stargell is first to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium  

1970  On August - 04 jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness  

1971  On August - 04 the US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from a manned spacecraft  

1971  US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft on August - 04.  

1973  On August - 04 eddie Condon jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68  

1973  Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor  

1975  On this day in history john Baragrey, actor (Gamera), dies at 57  

1976  On this day in history enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop  

1977  On this day in history pres Carter establishes Dept of Energy  

1977  Emil Bloch, German philosopher (Principle Hope, Traces), dies at 92 on August - 04.  

1981  Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission on August - 04.  

1981  On August - 04 melvyn Douglas actor, dies at 80  

1981  On August - 04 oliver North is assigned to White House duty  

1981  Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80 on August - 04.  

1983  On August - 04 italy elects first socialist prime minister since 1946  

1984  On this day in history carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1222  On August - 04 birth of richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)  

1290  Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326) was born on August - 04.  

1502  On August - 04 birth of pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer  

1521  Pope Urban VII (d. 1590) was born on this day in history.  

1604  François HĂ©delin, abbĂ© d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676) was born on August - 04.  

1664  Louis Lully, composer was born on this day in history.  

1687  Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS] was born on August - 04.  

1701  Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757) was born on August - 04.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1060  On August - 04 henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52  

1113  Death of Gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030) on August - 04.  

1204  Death of Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered on this day in history.  

1265  Simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1306  On August - 04 death of wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289)  

1338  Death of Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300) on this day in history.  

1430  Philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26 on August - 04.  

1476  On August - 04 death of jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded  

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