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Historical Events In August - 07

Friday, 14 May 2021

1960  On this day in history ivory Coast (C├┤te d'Ivoire) gains independence from France  

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

1962  On this day in history 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  On this day in history max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75  

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

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

1970  On this day in history first computer chess tournament  

1970  On this day in history ... 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 August - 07.  

1975  On August - 07 typhoon Nina in China killing 229,000 people  

1975  Typhoon NinaŚcontributed to Banqiao Dam failure in China killing 229,000 people on August - 07.  

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

1976  US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth on this day in history.  

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

1978  On this day in history thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI  

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 this day in history.  

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

1983  On this day in history first World Track & Field Championships  

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

1985  On this day in history grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58  

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

1987  On August - 07 lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea  

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

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  On August - 07 saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion  

1990  Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on August - 07.  

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

1574  On this day in history birth of robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1746  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on August - 07.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  On August - 07 death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  Death of Emperor Y┼źryaku of Japan on this day in history.  

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

1547  On this day in history cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

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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