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Historical Events In August - 04

Monday, 19 April 2021

1956  On this day in history 1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph)  

1958  Dumont TV Network crumbles on this day in history.  

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

1960  On August - 04 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  108ø F, Spokane, WA on August - 04.  

1961  On August - 04 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 August - 04.  

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

1965  Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand on August - 04.  

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

1967  34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934) on this day in history.  

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  Willie Stargell is first to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium on this day in history.  

1970  Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness on this day in history.  

1971  The US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from a manned spacecraft on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1974  Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor on this day in history.  

1975  John Baragrey, actor (Gamera), dies at 57 on August - 04.  

1976  On this day in history enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop  

1977  Pres Carter establishes Dept of Energy on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history melvyn Douglas actor, dies at 80  

1981  Oliver North is assigned to White House duty on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80  

1983  Italy elects first socialist prime minister since 1946 on August - 04.  

1984  Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics on August - 04.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1222  Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262) was born on August - 04.  

1290  Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326) was born on this day in history.  

1502  Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer was born on August - 04.  

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

1604  On August - 04 birth of françois HĂ©delin, abbĂ© d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)  

1664  On this day in history birth of louis Lully, composer  

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

1701  On August - 04 birth of thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)  

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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  On this day in history death of gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030)  

1204  Death of Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered on August - 04.  

1265  On this day in history simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle  

1306  Death of Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289) on this day in history.  

1338  On this day in history death of thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300)  

1430  On August - 04 philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26  

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

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