Historical Events In August - 05
Friday, 26 February 2021
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 Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history luther Perkins American guitarist
1969 Mariner 7 flies past Mars on August - 05.
1971 On this day in history josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74
1972 On this day in history frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71
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 On August - 05 charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87
1978 Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1984 On this day in history howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
1985 On August - 05 flexible-wing glider altitude record set
1985 On this day in history theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67
1987 On this day in history zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, dies at 79
1988 Mario Biaggi politician convicted of racketeering on this day in history.
1989 Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1990 On August - 05 herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies
1991 Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault record in Malmo Sweden on this day in history.
1991 On August - 05 paul Brown, NFL founder (Cleveland Browns, Cin Bengals), dies at 82
1992 On August - 05 jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
1994 On August - 05 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 August - 05.
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 Juno, the first solar-powered spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter, is launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August - 05.
2011 On August - 05 nASA announces that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons.
2011 On August - 05 svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011)