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Historical Events In August - 05

Friday, 14 May 2021

1924  On this day in history comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray, debuts  

1925  On this day in history plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language, which is in danger of dying out.  

1925  Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown) on this day in history.  

1926  Houdini stays in a coffin under water for over 1 hour on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history 1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, NY  

1926  On this day in history betsy Jolas, composer  

1927  On this day in history phillies Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats  

1927  On this day in history gunnar Bucht, composer  

1927  Tom Groube, cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies on August - 05.  

1930  The birth of Neil Armstrong, First man on the Moon on August - 05.  

1930  Neil Armstrong, Ohio, X-15 pilot, 1st Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11) on this day in history.  

1931  On this day in history det Tiger Tommy Bridges perfect game is broken up with 2 outs in 9th  

1931  On this day in history ullrich Haupt, actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), dies at 43  

1932  On August - 05 sister Vince Otto, mental health activist  

1932  On this day in history israel Querido, writer (Jordan), dies  

1933  Joan Weldon, SF, actress (So This is Love, Them) on this day in history.  

1934  Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe) on August - 05.  

1934  Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for S Africa), dies at 26 on this day in history.  

1935  On this day in history john McCartan, St Paul Minn, ice hockey player (Oly-gold-60)  

1936  On this day in history at Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal  

1936  John Dancy, Jackson Tx, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday) on August - 05.  

1937  On August - 05 ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup  

1938  33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2) on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Oly-gold-1964)  

1939  Irene, Princess of Netherlands on this day in history.  

1940  "Acquaintance" blows-up Zandvoortse synagouge on August - 05.  

1940  Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (North Pole), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1941  Leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15) on August - 05.  

1942  On August - 05 british govt cancels agreement of Munich  

1942  On August - 05 rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)  

1943  On this day in history sicily: 3 US A-36's bomb British headquarter  

1943  On August - 05 sammi Smith, singer  

1943  On August - 05 adam Kuckhoff, writer, dies at 55  

1944  Mass break out of Japanese prisoners of war from Cowra Camp, NSW on August - 05.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330) was born on August - 05.  

1397  Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474) was born on this day in history.  

1461  On August - 05 birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)  

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on August - 05.  

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1607  On August - 05 birth of philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer  

1623  On this day in history birth of antonio Cesti, composer  

1624  William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America was born on August - 05.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  On August - 05 death of king Louis III of France (b. 863)  

1063  On August - 05 death of gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd  

1157  On this day in history dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

1364  On August - 05 death of emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)  

1572  On August - 05 death of isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)  

1579  On this day in history death of stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)  

1610  Death of Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile on August - 05.  

1644  On this day in history j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61  

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