Historical Events In August - 05
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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 Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march on August - 05.
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 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 this day in history.
1973 On August - 05 uSSR launches Mars 6
1974 On August - 05 joan Jett forms her rock group the Runaways
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 this day in history.
1978 On August - 05 queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
1981 Pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers on strike on August - 05.
1982 On this day in history wanda Rotha, actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72
1983 On August - 05 judy Canova, singer/comedienne (Chatterbox), dies of cancer at 66
1984 Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66 on August - 05.
1985 Flexible-wing glider altitude record set on August - 05.
1985 Theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67 on August - 05.
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 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 On August - 05 paul Brown, NFL founder (Cleveland Browns, Cin Bengals), dies at 82
1992 On this day in history jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
1994 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
2000 Sir Alec Guinness, revered as one of Britain's most versatile actors, dies at 86 on August - 05.
2011 Juno, the first solar-powered spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter, is launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on this day in history.
2011 NASA announces that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons on August - 05.
2011 On August - 05 svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011)