Historical Events In August - 01
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
1961 On this day in history beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club
1962 On August - 01 nASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1962 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1963 The Beatles Book is sold out on its first day of sale on this day in history.
1963 On August - 01 theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies
1964 On this day in history beatles' "Hard Day's Night" single goes to #1 spot on the charts
1964 On August - 01 jack Kirkwood actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
1964 On August - 01 north Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin and so it begins in earnest
1964 On this day in history race riot in Jersey City NJ
1964 On this day in history johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
1965 On August - 01 kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77
1966 On August - 01 the Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31.
1966 Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies on this day in history.
1967 US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5 on August - 01.
1970 Frances Farmer, actress (Toast of NY, Come & Get It), dies at 55 on August - 01.
1972 On August - 01 brian Cole rocker with the Association, dies of heroin OD at 28
1972 On August - 01 gold hits record $70 an ounce in London
1973 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91 on August - 01.
1975 Helsinki Agreement, on human rights, signed by over 35 nations on this day in history.
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 this day in history gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
1979 On August - 01 thurmon Munson killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32
1980 On this day in history gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record
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 August - 01.
1981 On August - 01 mTV premiers this day
1981 Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58 on August - 01.
1982 Cathleen Nesbitt English actress (Seperate Tables), dies at 93 on this day in history.
1983 STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad on August - 01.
1983 On this day in history uS District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination
1983 On August - 01 peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62