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Historical Events In August - 07

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

1960  On this day in history vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60  

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

1961  Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.  

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

1962  Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1967  Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1969  Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1970  4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif on August - 07.  

1970  First computer chess tournament on this day in history.  

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

1971  Apollo 15 returns to Earth on August - 07.  

1972  Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies  

1974  On August - 07 philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center  

1975  Typhoon Nina in China killing 229,000 people on August - 07.  

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

1976  On this day in history 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 August - 07.  

1978  On this day in history 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 August - 07.  

1983  On August - 07 675,000 employees strike AT&T  

1983  First World Track & Field Championships on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48  

1985  On August - 07 grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58  

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 August - 07.  

1987  Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1988  Writers guild end their 6 months strike on August - 07.  

1989  On August - 07 mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia  

1990  Saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion on this day in history.  

1990  Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on this day in history.  

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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  Alonso de Ercilla y Z├║├▒iga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on this day in history.  

1560  Elizabeth B├íthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on this day in history.  

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on August - 07.  

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

1726  James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790) was born on August - 07.  

1742  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on August - 07.  

1746  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  Death of Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420) on this day in history.  

0479  On this day in history death of emperor Y┼źryaku of Japan  

1033  On this day in history death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

1106  On this day in history henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54  

1485  On August - 07 death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

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

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history death of thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)  

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