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Historical Events In August - 05

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1965  Cook Islands in South Pacific granted internal self-government by New Zealand on August - 05.  

1965  On August - 05 linda McGill becomes first Australian woman to swim the English Channel.  

1966  Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies  

1968  Luther Perkins American guitarist on August - 05.  

1969  Mariner 7 flies past Mars on August - 05.  

1971  On August - 05 josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74  

1972  Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71 on August - 05.  

1973  USSR launches Mars 6 on August - 05.  

1974  Joan Jett forms her rock group the Runaways on this day in history.  

1976  Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88 on August - 05.  

1977  Charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87 on August - 05.  

1978  On this day in history queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79  

1981  Pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers on strike on this day in history.  

1982  Wanda Rotha, actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72 on August - 05.  

1983  Judy Canova, singer/comedienne (Chatterbox), dies of cancer at 66 on August - 05.  

1984  Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66 on August - 05.  

1985  Flexible-wing glider altitude record set on August - 05.  

1985  On August - 05 theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67  

1987  Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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  Herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies on this day in history.  

1991  Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault record in Malmo Sweden on August - 05.  

1991  On this day in history 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  Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39 on August - 05.  

1995  On this day in history agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73  

1996  On August - 05 abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, politician, dies at 72  

1997  On this day in history don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61  

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 this day in history nASA announces that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons.  

2011  Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) on this day in history.  

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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 August - 05 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  On August - 05 birth of john Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized  

1607  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer was born on this day in history.  

1623  On August - 05 birth of antonio Cesti, composer  

1624  William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  Death of King Louis III of France (b. 863) on this day in history.  

1063  On August - 05 death of gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd  

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

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

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 August - 05.  

1610  On August - 05 death of alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile  

1644  J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61 on August - 05.  

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