Historical Events In August - 08
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1980 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63 on August - 08.
1981 On this day in history uS announce plans to produce the neutron bomb
1982 Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies on August - 08.
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 this day in history.
1987 On August - 08 lynne Cox became first to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait
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 August - 08.
1988 Sec of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history south Africa declares cease-fire in Angola
1988 Temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85
1990 On August - 08 iraq annexes Kuwait
1991 On this day in history brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41
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 On this day in history henriette Santer, clinical psychologist, dies at 62
1995 David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73 on August - 08.
1996 On August - 08 didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
1997 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
2007 The 21st World Scout Jamboree at Hylands Park, Essex closes on this day in history.
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 August - 08.
2013 On this day in history 28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
2014 On August - 08 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 Kenyan general election: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee Party of Kenya re-elected, opposition leader Raila Odinga refuses verdict on August - 08.
2017 The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history uS State Department imposes new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in Britain