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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)  

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

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

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

1607  On this day in history birth of philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer  

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

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

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

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

1364  Death of Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313) on August - 05.  

1572  On this day in history death of isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)  

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

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

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

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