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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330) was born on this day in history.  

1397  On August - 05 birth of guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)  

1461  Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506) was born on this day in history.  

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on August - 05.  

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  Antonio Cesti, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1157  On August - 05 dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

1364  On this day in history death of emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)  

1572  On August - 05 death of isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)  

1579  Death of Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504) on August - 05.  

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

1644  On August - 05 j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61  

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