Historical Events In August - 24
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1968 France became world's 5th thermonuclear power on August - 24.
1968 On this day in history france becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
1968 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies on this day in history.
1970 Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
1972 On this day in history carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
1973 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76 on August - 24.
1975 Royal Commission in Australia finds women in public service work in poor conditions and are underpaid and had limited promotion prospect on August - 24.
1975 Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history soyuz 21 returns to Earth
1976 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1978 Louis Prima, singer, dies at 66 on this day in history.
1979 On August - 24 uN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps
1981 On August - 24 mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon
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 this day in history.
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 STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather on August - 24.
1985 Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1987 Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes on this day in history.
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 August - 24.
1989 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling on August - 24.
1989 On August - 24 voyager 2 flies past Neptune
1990 On August - 24 iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City
1991 On this day in history gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
1991 Ukraine declares independence from the USSR on this day in history.
1991 Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99 on this day in history.
1992 On August - 24 hurricane Andrew hits the Florida coast, killing 20 people and causing billions of dollars in property damage.
1992 On this day in history andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
1993 Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101 on this day in history.
1994 Jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23 on this day in history.