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Historical Events In August - 05

Friday, 03 July 2020

1924  Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray, debuts on August - 05.  

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 August - 05.  

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

1926  On August - 05 1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, NY  

1926  On August - 05 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  On August - 05 the birth of Neil Armstrong, First man on the Moon  

1930  On August - 05 neil Armstrong, Ohio, X-15 pilot, 1st Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11)  

1931  Det Tiger Tommy Bridges perfect game is broken up with 2 outs in 9th on this day in history.  

1931  On August - 05 ullrich Haupt, actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), dies at 43  

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

1932  Israel Querido, writer (Jordan), dies on August - 05.  

1933  Joan Weldon, SF, actress (So This is Love, Them) on August - 05.  

1934  Vern Gosdin, Woodland Al, country singer (Set 'em Up Joe) on this day in history.  

1934  On this day in history neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for S Africa), dies at 26  

1935  John McCartan, St Paul Minn, ice hockey player (Oly-gold-60) on August - 05.  

1936  At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal on this day in history.  

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

1937  Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup on this day in history.  

1938  33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2) on August - 05.  

1938  Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Oly-gold-1964) on this day in history.  

1939  Irene, Princess of Netherlands on August - 05.  

1940  "Acquaintance" blows-up Zandvoortse synagouge on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history sammi Smith, singer  

1943  On this day in history adam Kuckhoff, writer, dies at 55  

1944  On this day in history mass break out of Japanese prisoners of war from Cowra Camp, NSW  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  On August - 05 birth of edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330)  

1397  Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474) was born on August - 05.  

1461  Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506) was born on August - 05.  

1540  On August - 05 birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

1604  On this day in history birth of john Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized  

1607  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer was born on August - 05.  

1623  Antonio Cesti, composer was born on August - 05.  

1624  On August - 05 birth of william, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America  

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Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  On this day in history death of king Louis III of France (b. 863)  

1063  Death of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd on this day in history.  

1157  Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

1364  Death of Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313) on this day in history.  

1572  Death of Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534) on this day in history.  

1579  Death of Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504) on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history death of alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile  

1644  J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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