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Historical Events In August - 04

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

1958  On this day in history dumont TV Network crumbles  

1959  On August - 04 "Billy Barnes Revue" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 perfs  

1960  Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH on this day in history.  

1960  Rocket propelled USAAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH on this day in history.  

1961  108ø F, Spokane, WA on August - 04.  

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

1961  On August - 04 108°F, Spokane, WA  

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  On August - 04 civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam  

1965  On August - 04 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  100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif on August - 04.  

1969  Willie Stargell is first to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium on August - 04.  

1970  On this day in history jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness  

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 04.  

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

1976  On August - 04 enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop  

1977  On August - 04 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  Oliver North is assigned to White House duty on this day in history.  

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

1983  On this day in history italy elects first socialist prime minister since 1946  

1984  On August - 04 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  Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262) was born on August - 04.  

1290  On this day in history birth of duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)  

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

1521  Pope Urban VII (d. 1590) was born on August - 04.  

1604  On this day in history birth of françois HĂ©delin, abbĂ© d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)  

1664  On August - 04 birth of louis Lully, composer  

1687  Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS] was born on this day in history.  

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  Henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52 on August - 04.  

1113  On this day in history death of gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030)  

1204  On this day in history death of boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered  

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 August - 04.  

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 this day in history philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26  

1476  Death of Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded on this day in history.  

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