Historical Events In August - 10
Tuesday, 27 July 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 August - 10.
1960 Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned first object from space on August - 10.
1960 On this day in history emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
1961 England applies for membership in the European Common Market on this day in history.
1962 On August - 10 ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
1963 Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60 on August - 10.
1965 On this day in history rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
1966 On this day in history daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
1966 First lunar orbiter launched by US on this day in history.
1966 On August - 10 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.
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 On this day in history bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52
1973 First BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train travels in San Francisco on August - 10.
1973 On August - 10 douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57
1974 On this day in history 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 Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75 on August - 10.
1979 On August - 10 dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69
1980 On August - 10 allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx
1981 On August - 10 coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
1981 The Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes on August - 10.
1985 On this day in history michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million
1985 Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72 on this day in history.
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 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 US's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus on this day in history.
1990 On August - 10 richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
1991 On this day in history josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies
1993 On this day in history in the South Island, New Zealand a 7.0 earthquake was centered about 130 kilometers west of Queenstown