Historical Events In August - 01
Friday, 20 September 2019
1961 On August - 01 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 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62 on August - 01.
1963 The Beatles Book is sold out on its first day of sale on August - 01.
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 Jack Kirkwood actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1964 North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin and so it begins in earnest on this day in history.
1964 Race riot in Jersey City NJ on this day in history.
1964 Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30 on August - 01.
1965 On this day in history kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77
1966 The Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31 on August - 01.
1966 On this day in history 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 August - 01 frances Farmer, actress (Toast of NY, Come & Get It), dies at 55
1972 On this day in history 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 On August - 01 gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
1975 Helsinki Agreement, on human rights, signed by over 35 nations on this day in history.
1975 On August - 01 helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations
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 this day in history francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47
1979 Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway on this day in history.
1979 On August - 01 thurmon Munson killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32
1980 On August - 01 gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record
1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on this day in history.
1980 Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61 on August - 01.
1981 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1983 On August - 01 uS District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination
1983 On this day in history peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62