Historical Events In August - 10
Thursday, 24 September 2020
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 August - 10.
1960 Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned first object from space on this day in history.
1960 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history england applies for membership in the European Common Market
1962 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1963 Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60 on August - 10.
1965 On August - 10 rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
1966 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again on August - 10.
1966 On August - 10 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 August - 10.
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 Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history john Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83
1970 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52 on August - 10.
1973 First BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train travels in San Francisco on this day in history.
1973 On August - 10 douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57
1974 Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64 on August - 10.
1976 On this day in history bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
1977 Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" the 44 caliber killer on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75
1979 On this day in history dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69
1980 Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx on August - 10.
1981 On this day in history coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
1981 The Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes on this day in history.
1985 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million on this day in history.
1985 Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72 on August - 10.
1987 On August - 10 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 August - 10.
1988 UN estimates Asia's population hit 3 billion on August - 10.
1988 On this day in history adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94
1990 US's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus on this day in history.
1990 Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies on this day in history.
1991 On August - 10 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 August - 10.