Historical Events In August - 12
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1956 Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink on this day in history.
1959 The first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island on August - 12.
1959 On this day in history 1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
1960 Echo 1, first communications satellite, is launched on August - 12.
1960 On August - 12 uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m
1962 Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15 on this day in history.
1962 On August - 12 tim D.was born this day in Calgary
1964 On August - 12 race riot in Elizabeth NJ
1964 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56 on August - 12.
1965 On this day in history race riot in West Side of Chicago
1968 Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81 on August - 12.
1969 A three day street battle started in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on August - 12.
1969 Echo, the worlds first communications satellite, launched by the US on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72
1972 On this day in history last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam
1973 On August - 12 john Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
1974 On this day in history yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become first teammates elected to hall of fame on the same day
1976 On this day in history first approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise
1976 On this day in history thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
1977 High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit on August - 12.
1977 Space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight on August - 12.
1978 On this day in history arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours
1981 On August - 12 iBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0
1982 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
1985 On August - 12 japanese Boeing 747 crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)
1985 Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86 on August - 12.
1988 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released on this day in history.
1988 Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at the hospital on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General
1988 Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania
1990 On this day in history iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve the Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories
1990 On August - 12 dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87