Historical Events In August - 05
Thursday, 02 July 2020
1965 On August - 05 cook Islands in South Pacific granted internal self-government by New Zealand
1965 On August - 05 linda McGill becomes first Australian woman to swim the English Channel.
1966 On August - 05 martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march
1966 On this day in history austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies
1968 Luther Perkins American guitarist on this day in history.
1969 Mariner 7 flies past Mars on this day in history.
1971 On August - 05 josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74
1972 Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71 on August - 05.
1973 On August - 05 uSSR launches Mars 6
1974 On this day in history joan Jett forms her rock group the Runaways
1976 Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88 on August - 05.
1977 On August - 05 charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87
1978 On this day in history queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
1981 On August - 05 pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers on strike
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 On August - 05 howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
1985 On this day in history flexible-wing glider altitude record set
1985 On this day in history theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67
1987 Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, dies at 79 on August - 05.
1988 Mario Biaggi politician convicted of racketeering on August - 05.
1989 Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1990 Herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault record in Malmo Sweden
1991 Paul Brown, NFL founder (Cleveland Browns, Cin Bengals), dies at 82 on this day in history.
1992 Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38 on August - 05.
1994 Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39 on August - 05.
1995 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1996 On August - 05 abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, politician, dies at 72
1997 Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61 on this day in history.
2000 Sir Alec Guinness, revered as one of Britain's most versatile actors, dies at 86 on this day in history.
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 NASA announces that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons on this day in history.
2011 Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) on August - 05.