Historical Events In August - 05
Monday, 17 May 2021
1965 On August - 05 cook Islands in South Pacific granted internal self-government by New Zealand
1965 Linda McGill becomes first Australian woman to swim the English Channel on August - 05.
1966 On this day in history martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march
1966 Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies on August - 05.
1968 Luther Perkins American guitarist on this day in history.
1969 Mariner 7 flies past Mars on August - 05.
1971 On this day in history josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74
1972 Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1973 USSR launches Mars 6 on this day in history.
1974 Joan Jett forms her rock group the Runaways on this day in history.
1976 On August - 05 adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88
1977 Charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87 on this day in history.
1978 On August - 05 queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
1981 On August - 05 pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers on strike
1982 On August - 05 wanda Rotha, actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72
1983 On this day in history judy Canova, singer/comedienne (Chatterbox), dies of cancer at 66
1984 Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66 on August - 05.
1985 On August - 05 flexible-wing glider altitude record set
1985 Theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67 on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, dies at 79
1988 On this day in history mario Biaggi politician convicted of racketeering
1989 On August - 05 ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68
1990 On August - 05 herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies
1991 Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault record in Malmo Sweden on this day in history.
1991 On August - 05 paul Brown, NFL founder (Cleveland Browns, Cin Bengals), dies at 82
1992 Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38 on this day in history.
1994 On August - 05 amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39
1995 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1996 Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, politician, dies at 72 on this day in history.
1997 Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61 on August - 05.
2000 Sir Alec Guinness, revered as one of Britain's most versatile actors, dies at 86 on August - 05.
2011 On this day in history juno, the first solar-powered spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter, is launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
2011 On August - 05 nASA announces that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons.
2011 On this day in history svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011)