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Historical Events In August - 04

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1984  On this day in history edmon Ryan actor, dies at 79 of a heart attack  

1984  On August - 04 mary Miles Minter silent screen star, dies at 82 of heart failure  

1984  On this day in history prince's "Purple Rain," album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks  

1984  On August - 04 republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Fasso (National Day)  

1984  Walter Burke actor, dies at 75 of emphysema on August - 04.  

1984  On August - 04 edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack  

1985  On August - 04 zbynek Vostrak, composer, dies at 65  

1987  FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters on August - 04.  

1987  On this day in history kenny Price, comedian (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw), dies at 56  

1988  Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II on this day in history.  

1988  Hertz car rental to pay out $23 million in consumer fraud case on this day in history.  

1988  On August - 04 hertz car rental will pay out $23 million in consumer fraud case  

1990  European community proposes a boycott of Iraq on August - 04.  

1991  On August - 04 nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80  

1992  On August - 04 frantisek Tomasek, archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 93  

1993  Bernard Barrow, actor (Louie-Loving, Johnny-Ryan's Hope), dies on this day in history.  

1994  Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian/journalist, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1995  Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87 on August - 04.  

1996  26th Olympic Summer games close in Atlanta, Georgia on this day in history.  

1996  Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist, dies at 59 on August - 04.  

1997  On August - 04 jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122  

2007  Smoking in public places is banned in Slovenia on August - 04.  

2007  The 92nd World Congress of Esperanto is held in Yokohama, Japan on this day in history.  

2007  On August - 04 the National Eisteddfod of Wales is held at Mold, Flintshire, Wales.  

2007  The Phoenix spacecraft launches toward the Martian north pole on August - 04.  

2007  On this day in history a UK-wide ban on movement of all livestock is in place after foot and mouth disease is found on the Surrey farm.  

2012  45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen on this day in history.  

2013  Hassan Rouhani is inaugurated as the President of Iran on this day in history.  

2014  On August - 04 hamas and Israel agree to another 72 hour ceasefire  

2017  Rwandan President Paul Kagame wins a third term with 98.63% of the vote on August - 04.  

2017  On this day in history aldi supermarket withdraws all eggs from sale after chemical fipronil found in eggs from The Netherlands  

2018  On August - 04 super Rugby Final, AMI Stadium, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders successfully defend title with 37-18 home win against the Lions from Johannesburg; Crusaders' 9th SR title  

2018  On this day in history president Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela survives an assassination attempt by drone, live on TV  

2019  On this day in history cairo bombing: A car crashes into three other cars causing an explosion outside the National Cancer Institute Egypt in Cairo, Egypt, killing at least 20 people and injuring 47 others.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1222  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer  

1521  On this day in history birth of pope Urban VII (d. 1590)  

1604  On August - 04 birth of françois Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)  

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 this day in history.  

1701  On this day in history birth of thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)  


Famous Deaths In August - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1060  On this day in history henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52  

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

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

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

1306  Death of Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289) on August - 04.  

1338  Death of Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300) on August - 04.  

1430  On this day in history philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26  

1476  On this day in history death of jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded  

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