Historical Events In August - 10
Saturday, 08 May 2021
1949 The Avro Canada C.102 Jetliner takes maiden flight; designed to meet a Trans-Canada Airlines requirement; first jet transport to fly in North America and second to fly in the world on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned first object from space
1960 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies on this day in history.
1961 England applies for membership in the European Common Market on August - 10.
1962 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60
1965 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies on August - 10.
1966 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history first lunar orbiter launched by US
1966 In daylight, a meteor flashes across the sky from Utah to Canada; only known case of a meteor skipping through the Earth's atmosphere and leaving it again on this day in history.
1966 In Ottawa Ontario, the Heron Road Bridge over the Rideau River and Canal collapses, killing 9 construction workers and injuring 80 on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
1967 John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1970 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52 on August - 10.
1973 On August - 10 first BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train travels in San Francisco
1973 Douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1974 On August - 10 ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
1976 On August - 10 bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
1977 On August - 10 postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" the 44 caliber killer
1977 On August - 10 vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75
1979 Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1980 Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx on August - 10.
1981 On August - 10 coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
1981 On this day in history the Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes
1985 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million on August - 10.
1985 On this day in history kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
1987 On this day in history calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies
1988 In the Solomon Islands 2 events about 10 seconds apart. One person killed and about 100 homes washed away in 13 villages on this day in history.
1988 On August - 10 uN estimates Asia's population hit 3 billion
1988 On this day in history adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94
1990 On this day in history uS's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus
1990 On August - 10 richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
1991 On this day in history josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies
1993 In the South Island, New Zealand a 7.0 earthquake was centered about 130 kilometers west of Queenstown on this day in history.