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Historical Events In August - 24

Tuesday, 04 October 2022

1968  France became world's 5th thermonuclear power on this day in history.  

1968  France becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific on August - 24.  

1968  Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies on August - 24.  

1970  On this day in history bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison  

1972  On this day in history gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame  

1972  Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1973  On August - 24 billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76  

1975  On August - 24 royal Commission in Australia finds women in public service work in poor conditions and are underpaid and had limited promotion prospect  

1975  Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1976  Soyuz 21 returns to Earth on August - 24.  

1976  On August - 24 michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76  

1978  Louis Prima, singer, dies at 66 on August - 24.  

1979  On this day in history uN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps  

1981  Mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon on this day in history.  

1981  Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder on August - 24.  

1981  Mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison on August - 24.  

1982  On this day in history jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies  

1983  Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history sTS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather  

1985  On this day in history paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78  

1987  On this day in history announcement of possible Martian tornadoes  

1987  Bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1988  Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49 on August - 24.  

1989  Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti on this day in history.  

1989  On August - 24 pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling  

1989  On this day in history voyager 2 flies past Neptune  

1990  On this day in history iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City  

1991  On this day in history gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party  

1991  On this day in history ukraine declares independence from the USSR  

1991  On this day in history abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99  

1992  Hurricane Andrew hits the Florida coast, killing 20 people and causing billions of dollars in property damage on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74  

1993  On August - 24 professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101  

1994  On this day in history jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1113  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

1113  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on August - 24.  

1198  On August - 24 birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on this day in history.  

1358  On this day in history birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  On August - 24 birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on this day in history.  

1531  On August - 24 birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  On August - 24 death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on August - 24.  

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.  

1371  On August - 24 death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on August - 24.  

1542  On this day in history death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

1572  Death of Gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.  

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