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Historical Events In August - 06

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1946  On this day in history uS officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court  

1947  On August - 06 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"  

1948  On August - 06 bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics  

1948  On August - 06 fanny Blankers-Koen from Netherlands is first women to win 3 golds at Olympics  

1949  Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop on August - 06.  

1951  Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria on August - 06.  

1952  Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout on August - 06.  

1953  Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military on this day in history.  

1954  WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1954  On August - 06 theo[by] Van Reijn, sculptor/drawer/lithograph, dies at 70 [or 8/10]  

1956  After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena on this day in history.  

1958  Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles on August - 06.  

1959  Preston Sturges, [Edmund Biden], US director/screenwriter, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1960  Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto on this day in history.  

1961  Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits), 1st case of motion sickness in space reported on this day in history.  

1961  Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits) on this day in history.  

1961  On August - 06 jozef E Van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechelen, dies at 87  

1962  On this day in history jamaica gains independence from Britain  

1962  On August - 06 jamaica gains independent from Britain  

1962  On August - 06 jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule  

1963  On August - 06 tom Keene, actor (Our Daily Bread), dies of cancer at 68  

1964  On August - 06 sir Cedric Hardwicke actor (Capt Hook-Peter Pan), dies at 71  

1964  Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam on August - 06.  

1964  On this day in history cedric Hardwicke, actor (Capt Hook-Peter Pan), dies at 71  

1965  Beatles release "Help" album in UK on this day in history.  

1965  On August - 06 federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights  

1965  On August - 06 nancy Carroll actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60  

1965  On this day in history 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)  

1965  On this day in history aksel Sandemose, writer, dies  

1966  On August - 06 paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53  

1968  Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1969  Theodor Adorno, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 65 on August - 06.  

1970  Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1973  Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, dictator Cuba (1940-58), dies at 72 on August - 06.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1180  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)  

1504  Matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury was born on this day in history.  

1609  Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Barbara Strozzi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1638  On this day in history birth of nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher  

1644  Francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV was born on this day in history.  

1651  On this day in history birth of francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)  

1651  On this day in history birth of johann Michael Zacher, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  On this day in history death of sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded  

0523  On August - 06 hormisdas, Pope (514-23), dies  

0966  On August - 06 death of berengarius II, markgraaf of Ivrea/king of Italy (950-963)  

1162  On this day in history death of ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona  

1195  On this day in history henry de Leeuw, duke of Saxon/Bayern, dies  

1221  On this day in history death of dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans)  

1272  On August - 06 stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies  

1414  Death of King Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377) on this day in history.  

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