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Historical Events In August - 31

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1949  On August - 31 andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies  

1950  On this day in history contingent of 80 men from First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, leaves for the Korean War.  

1950  HMAS Sydney and Tobruk sail for Korea on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves  

1951  On this day in history 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf  

1953  On this day in history kRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting  

1954  Census Bureau established on this day in history.  

1954  Hurricane Carol (1st major named storm) hits New England, 70 die on August - 31.  

1954  Hurricane Carol hits New England, killing more than 60 people and causiAug 31, massive property damage on this day in history.  

1954  Census Bureau forms on August - 31.  

1955  The birth of Ed Moses, American track athlete on this day in history.  

1955  The first microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx) on August - 31.  

1955  The first sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill on August - 31.  

1955  On August - 31 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)  

1957  Malaya (Malaysia) gains independence from Britain on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history malaysia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain  

1959  On August - 31 australia defeats US for tennis' Davis Cup  

1959  On August - 31 charles Delaney, dies at 67  

1960  Agricultural Hall of Fame established on August - 31.  

1962  On this day in history trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain  

1963  George F Broque, cubist painter, dies at 81 in Paris on August - 31.  

1964  On August - 31 carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42  

1965  House of Reps joins Senate establish Dept of Housing & Urban Develop on this day in history.  

1966  Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75 on August - 31.  

1967  On August - 31 ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76  

1968  On August - 31 6,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran  

1968  On this day in history in Iran a 7.3 earthquake was centered about 250 kilometers south of Mashhad. There were 12,000 to 20,000 deaths, many injuries, and over 60,000 homeless  

1968  Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon & Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on the cover on August - 31.  

1968  On August - 31 dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60  

1969  25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history boxer Rocky Marciano dies in an airplane crash in Iowa, at age 4Aug 31,  

1969  Ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1970  On August - 31 lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted  

1970  On this day in history uS defeats German FR for tennis' Davis Cup  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1569  Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India was born on this day in history.  

1602  On this day in history birth of amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik  

1663  Guillaume Amontons, French physicist was born on this day in history.  

1696  Johann Paul Kunzen, composer was born on August - 31.  

1721  George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775) was born on August - 31.  

1741  Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer was born on August - 31.  

1741  Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834) was born on August - 31.  

1748  On this day in history birth of jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0651  Death of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary on this day in history.  

0683  On August - 31 death of pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque  

1056  On this day in history death of theodora, Byzantine Empress (b. 981)  

1057  On August - 31 leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies  

1158  On August - 31 sancho III, King of Castile, dies  

1218  Al-Malik ab-Adil/Saphadin/Saif al-Din), brother of Saladin, dies on August - 31.  

1234  On August - 31 death of emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212)  

1372  Death of Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301) on this day in history.  

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