Historical Events In August - 01
Monday, 24 February 2020
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 On this day in history 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 August - 01.
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 this day in history 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 this day in history johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
1965 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77 on August - 01.
1966 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London on this day in history.
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 Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations on August - 01.
1975 On this day in history howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
1976 On this day in history trinidad and Tobago independence
1977 Francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47 on this day in history.
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 August - 01.
1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on this day in history.
1980 On August - 01 strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61
1981 MTV premiers this day on August - 01.
1981 On this day in history paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
1982 Cathleen Nesbitt English actress (Seperate Tables), dies at 93 on August - 01.
1983 On August - 01 sTS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 US District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination on this day in history.
1983 On August - 01 peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62