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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)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  On this day in history 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  Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506) was born on August - 05.  

1540  On this day in history birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

1604  On this day in history birth of john Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized  

1607  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer was born on August - 05.  

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.  

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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 August - 05.  

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  On August - 05 death of stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)  

1610  Death of Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile on this day in history.  

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

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