Historical Events In August - 01
Friday, 31 March 2023
1961 On this day in history beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club
1962 On this day in history nASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1962 On August - 01 leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
1963 On August - 01 the Beatles Book is sold out on its first day of sale
1963 Theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history beatles' "Hard Day's Night" single goes to #1 spot on the charts
1964 Jack Kirkwood actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1964 On August - 01 north Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin and so it begins in earnest
1964 On August - 01 race riot in Jersey City NJ
1964 On August - 01 johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
1965 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77 on August - 01.
1966 The Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31 on this day in history.
1966 On August - 01 bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
1967 On this day in history uS's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
1970 On this day in history frances Farmer, actress (Toast of NY, Come & Get It), dies at 55
1972 Brian Cole rocker with the Association, dies of heroin OD at 28 on August - 01.
1972 Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London on August - 01.
1973 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91 on August - 01.
1975 On August - 01 helsinki Agreement, on human rights, signed by over 35 nations
1975 Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations on this day in history.
1975 Howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1976 Trinidad and Tobago independence on August - 01.
1977 On August - 01 francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47
1979 On August - 01 gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
1979 Thurmon Munson killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32 on this day in history.
1980 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record on this day in history.
1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on August - 01.
1980 Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61 on this day in history.
1981 MTV premiers this day on this day in history.
1981 Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58 on this day in history.
1982 Cathleen Nesbitt English actress (Seperate Tables), dies at 93 on this day in history.
1983 On August - 01 sTS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 US District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination on August - 01.
1983 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62 on August - 01.
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