Historical Events In August - 01
Thursday, 01 October 2020
1961 Beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club on August - 01.
1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m on this day in history.
1962 On August - 01 leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
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 On this day in history jack Kirkwood actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
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 August - 01.
1964 Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30 on this day in history.
1965 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77 on August - 01.
1966 On August - 01 the Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31.
1966 Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies on August - 01.
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 On August - 01 gold hits record $70 an ounce in London
1973 On August - 01 gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
1975 On this day in history helsinki Agreement, on human rights, signed by over 35 nations
1975 On this day in history helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations
1975 On this day in history howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
1976 Trinidad and Tobago independence on this day in history.
1977 Francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47 on August - 01.
1979 On August - 01 gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
1979 On this day in history thurmon Munson killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32
1980 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record on August - 01.
1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61
1981 MTV premiers this day on August - 01.
1981 Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58 on this day in history.
1982 On this day in history cathleen Nesbitt English actress (Seperate Tables), dies at 93
1983 STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad on this day in history.
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 this day in history.