Historical Events In August - 08
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
1980 On this day in history aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63
1981 US announce plans to produce the neutron bomb on August - 08.
1982 On August - 08 ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
1983 On this day in history jury in KC, Mo, awards Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV
1983 On August - 08 militray coup in Guatemala
1984 On August - 08 richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 62
1985 On August - 08 japan launches Planet A, a probe to Halley's comet
1985 Louise Brooks, actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78 on August - 08.
1987 Lynne Cox became first to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait on August - 08.
1988 On this day in history discovery of most distant galaxy announced
1988 On August - 08 duchess of York gives birth to baby girl
1988 On August - 08 renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years
1988 Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history sec of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia
1988 On this day in history south Africa declares cease-fire in Angola
1988 On this day in history temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC
1988 Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1990 Iraq annexes Kuwait on this day in history.
1991 On August - 08 brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41
1992 On this day in history abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies
1993 On this day in history harry Bellaver, actor (Blue Collar, Old Man & the Sea), dies at 88
1994 On August - 08 henriette Santer, clinical psychologist, dies at 62
1995 On this day in history david Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
1996 Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1997 On this day in history duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
2007 The 21st World Scout Jamboree at Hylands Park, Essex closes on August - 08.
2007 The Space Shuttle Endeavour is successfully launched on mission STS-118 on this day in history.
2012 China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies on this day in history.
2013 On this day in history 28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
2014 The West African Ebola outbreak is categorized as an international concern by the WHO on August - 08.
2017 On August - 08 south African President Jacob Zuma survives a no-confidence vote in parliament 198-177
2017 On this day in history kenyan general election: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee Party of Kenya re-elected, opposition leader Raila Odinga refuses verdict
2017 On this day in history the Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix
2018 US State Department imposes new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in Britain on August - 08.