Historical Events In August - 08
Friday, 04 December 2020
1980 On August - 08 aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63
1981 On August - 08 uS announce plans to produce the neutron bomb
1982 Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies on this day in history.
1983 On August - 08 jury in KC, Mo, awards Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV
1983 Militray coup in Guatemala on August - 08.
1984 Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history 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 Discovery of most distant galaxy announced on this day in history.
1988 Duchess of York gives birth to baby girl on this day in history.
1988 On August - 08 renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years
1988 On this day in history russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
1988 Sec of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia on this day in history.
1988 On August - 08 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 August - 08.
1990 Iraq annexes Kuwait on August - 08.
1991 Brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41 on August - 08.
1992 On this day in history abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies
1993 On August - 08 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 August - 08 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 On August - 08 the Space Shuttle Endeavour is successfully launched on mission STS-118.
2012 China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies on this day in history.
2013 28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan on August - 08.
2014 On this day in history the West African Ebola outbreak is categorized as an international concern by the WHO
2017 On this day in history 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 The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix on August - 08.
2018 US State Department imposes new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in Britain on this day in history.