Historical Events In August - 02
Friday, 14 August 2020
1953 On August - 02 betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash
1954 Tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia on this day in history.
1954 Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42 on August - 02.
1955 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test
1955 Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies on August - 02.
1956 On August - 02 albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109
1958 Jordan & Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months on this day in history.
1958 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80 on August - 02.
1959 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC on August - 02.
1959 On August - 02 prospero Bisquertt, composer, dies at 78
1961 Beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club on August - 02.
1961 On August - 02 st Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto
1961 Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club on this day in history.
1961 Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64 on August - 02.
1962 On August - 02 nASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1963 Oliver Hazzard Perry La Farge, US anthropologist/writer, dies at 61 on this day in history.
1964 On August - 02 north Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin and so it starts
1964 On August - 02 race riot in Jersey City NJ
1964 US destroyer attacked by Vietnamese torpedo boats in Gulf of Tonkin on August - 02.
1964 Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1965 On August - 02 morley Safer's sends first Vietnam report indicating we are losing
1965 Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49 on this day in history.
1966 On August - 02 radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
1967 On August - 02 uS's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
1967 On August - 02 claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77
1969 Clarence Dickinson, composer, dies at 96 on this day in history.
1971 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1972 On August - 02 gold hits record $70 an ounce in London
1972 Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29 on August - 02.
1973 On August - 02 jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57
1976 On this day in history fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85
1978 On August - 02 carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79
1979 On August - 02 gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
1979 Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32 on this day in history.