Historical Events In August - 12
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
1956 Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink on this day in history.
1959 On August - 12 the first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
1959 On this day in history 1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
1960 On this day in history echo 1, first communications satellite, is launched
1960 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m on this day in history.
1962 On August - 12 russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15
1962 Tim D.was born this day in Calgary on August - 12.
1964 Race riot in Elizabeth NJ on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
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 On August - 12 a three day street battle started in Londonderry, Northern Ireland
1969 Echo, the worlds first communications satellite, launched by the US on August - 12.
1969 Dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72 on August - 12.
1972 On this day in history last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam
1973 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies on August - 12.
1974 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become first teammates elected to hall of fame on the same day on August - 12.
1976 First approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise on this day in history.
1976 On August - 12 thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
1977 On August - 12 high Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit
1977 Space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight on this day in history.
1978 On August - 12 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 Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history japanese Boeing 747 crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)
1985 Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
1988 Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at the hospital on this day in history.
1988 Richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
1990 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania on this day in history.
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 Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87 on August - 12.