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Historical Events In August - 07

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1960  Ivory Coast (C├┤te d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on this day in history.  

1960  On August - 07 vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60  

1961  Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on August - 07.  

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  On August - 07 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif  

1970  On this day in history first computer chess tournament  

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

1971  Apollo 15 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center  

1975  On this day in history typhoon Nina in China killing 229,000 people  

1975  On this day in history typhoon NinaŚcontributed to Banqiao Dam failure in China killing 229,000 people  

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

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

1976  Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86 on August - 07.  

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  On August - 07 the first day of trading in British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC) shares, everyone in the province got 5 shares from the government  

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

1983  First World Track & Field Championships on August - 07.  

1984  Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48 on August - 07.  

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

1987  5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala on August - 07.  

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

1987  On August - 07 camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87  

1988  Writers guild end their 6 months strike on this day in history.  

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

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

1990  On August - 07 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 August - 07.  

1533  Alonso de Ercilla y Z├║├▒iga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on August - 07.  

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

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

1598  On this day in history 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  On August - 07 birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

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  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  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on this day in history.  

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

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

1547  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on August - 07.  

1609  On August - 07 eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

1613  On August - 07 death of thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)  

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