Historical Events In August - 08
Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 On August - 08 ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
1983 On August - 08 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 Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 62 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history duchess of York gives birth to baby girl
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 August - 08.
1988 South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC
1988 On this day in history alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85
1990 Iraq annexes Kuwait on this day in history.
1991 Brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41 on this day in history.
1992 Abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies on August - 08.
1993 Harry Bellaver, actor (Blue Collar, Old Man & the Sea), dies at 88 on this day in history.
1994 Henriette Santer, clinical psychologist, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1995 On August - 08 david Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
1996 Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69 on August - 08.
1997 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74 on August - 08.
2007 On August - 08 the 21st World Scout Jamboree at Hylands Park, Essex closes.
2007 On this day in history 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 August - 08.
2013 28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan on August - 08.
2014 On August - 08 the West African Ebola outbreak is categorized as an international concern by the WHO
2017 South African President Jacob Zuma survives a no-confidence vote in parliament 198-177 on this day in history.
2017 On August - 08 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 this day in history.
2018 On August - 08 uS State Department imposes new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in Britain