Historical Events In August - 08
Monday, 21 June 2021
1941 On August - 08 20 divisions of Russian 6th/12th Army surrender at Oeman
1942 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC on this day in history.
1942 On August - 08 "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein
1943 On this day in history common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec
1944 HMCS Regina (Corvette) torpedoed on August - 08.
1944 Canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan on August - 08.
1944 On August - 08 erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal, hanged at 62
1945 Pres Harry S Truman signs UN Charter on August - 08.
1945 On August - 08 uSSR declares war against Japan in WW II
1945 England & Aust Services draw 4th Victory Test on August - 08.
1946 India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles on August - 08.
1949 Bhutan, land of the Dragon, became an independent monarchy on this day in history.
1950 Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies on August - 08.
1953 On August - 08 uS & South Korea initial a mutual security pact
1954 Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67 on August - 08.
1955 Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy on August - 08.
1956 On this day in history fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium
1960 Ivory Coast declares independence on August - 08.
1960 Militray coup in Laos on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
1961 Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1963 Great Train Robbery in England, 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million) on August - 08.
1963 On this day in history the Great Train Robbery, in which 2.5 million pounds are stolen
1963 Sandor Jemnitz, composer, dies at 72 on August - 08.
1965 Shirley Hardie Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45 on August - 08.
1966 On this day in history south Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
1966 On this day in history pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
1967 On August - 08 jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71
1968 On this day in history race riot in Miami Florida
1969 Sharon Tate, murdered by the Manson family at 26 on August - 08.
1974 Richard Nixon resigns as US President, the first to do so on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
1975 Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46 on August - 08.
1976 John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered on this day in history.