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Historical Events In August - 05

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

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

1925  On August - 05 cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown)  

1926  Houdini stays in a coffin under water for over 1 hour on August - 05.  

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

1926  On this day in history betsy Jolas, composer  

1927  Phillies Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats on this day in history.  

1927  Gunnar Bucht, composer on August - 05.  

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

1930  The birth of Neil Armstrong, First man on the Moon on this day in history.  

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  Sister Vince Otto, mental health activist on August - 05.  

1932  Israel Querido, writer (Jordan), dies on this day in history.  

1933  On August - 05 joan Weldon, SF, actress (So This is Love, Them)  

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

1936  At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal on August - 05.  

1936  On this day in history john Dancy, Jackson Tx, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday)  

1937  Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup on August - 05.  

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

1938  On August - 05 hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Oly-gold-1964)  

1939  On August - 05 irene, Princess of Netherlands  

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

1940  Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (North Pole), dies at 75 on August - 05.  

1941  On this day in history leonid Denissovich Kizim, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15)  

1942  British govt cancels agreement of Munich on this day in history.  

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

1943  Sicily: 3 US A-36's bomb British headquarter on this day in history.  

1943  Sammi Smith, singer on August - 05.  

1943  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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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 August - 05.  

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

1364  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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