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Historical Events In August - 07

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1960  Ivory Coast (C├┤te d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on August - 07.  

1960  Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.  

1961  On this day in history russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

1961  On August - 07 cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

1962  On August - 07 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR  

1962  On this day in history morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49  

1967  Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on August - 07.  

1969  On August - 07 joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63  

1970  4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif on this day in history.  

1970  On August - 07 first computer chess tournament  

1970  On August - 07 ... Haley, US judge, shot dead  

1971  Apollo 15 returns to Earth on August - 07.  

1972  On August - 07 joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer  

1973  Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies on August - 07.  

1974  Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on this day in history.  

1975  Typhoon Nina in China killing 229,000 people on this day in history.  

1975  Typhoon NinaŚcontributed to Banqiao Dam failure in China killing 229,000 people on this day in history.  

1976  On August - 07 scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars  

1976  On this day in history uS Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth  

1976  On this day in history cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86  

1978  Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on this day in history.  

1978  On August - 07 franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60  

1979  The first day of trading in British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC) shares, everyone in the province got 5 shares from the government on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history 675,000 employees strike AT&T  

1983  On August - 07 first World Track & Field Championships  

1984  On August - 07 esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48  

1985  Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58 on August - 07.  

1987  5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala on this day in history.  

1987  Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea on this day in history.  

1987  Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87 on August - 07.  

1988  On August - 07 writers guild end their 6 months strike  

1989  Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on August - 07.  

1990  Saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion on August - 07.  

1990  On this day in history eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1282  Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316) was born on this day in history.  

1533  On August - 07 birth of alonso de Ercilla y Z├║├▒iga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

1560  On this day in history birth of elizabeth B├íthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614)  

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

1598  On August - 07 birth of georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)  

1726  On this day in history birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

1742  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on this day in history.  

1746  On this day in history birth of daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian  

Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  On this day in history death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  Death of Emperor Y┼źryaku of Japan on August - 07.  

1033  On August - 07 death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

1106  On August - 07 henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54  

1485  Death of Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince on August - 07.  

1547  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on this day in history.  

1609  On this day in history eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on this day in history.  

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