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Historical Events In August - 05

Monday, 21 September 2020

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 August - 05.  

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

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

1926  Betsy Jolas, composer on August - 05.  

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

1927  Gunnar Bucht, composer on this day in history.  

1927  On August - 05 tom Groube, cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies  

1930  On this day in history 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  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  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 August - 05 neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for S Africa), dies at 26  

1935  On August - 05 john McCartan, St Paul Minn, ice hockey player (Oly-gold-60)  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On August - 05 british govt cancels agreement of Munich  

1942  Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over) on August - 05.  

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

1943  Sammi Smith, singer on this day in history.  

1943  Adam Kuckhoff, writer, dies at 55 on August - 05.  

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  On this day in history birth of guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)  

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

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

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized was born on August - 05.  

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

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

1624  On this day in history 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 August - 05.  

1157  On August - 05 dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

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 August - 05.  

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 August - 05 j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61  

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