Historical Events In August - 06
Wednesday, 22 March 2023
1974 Explosion &fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73
1978 On August - 06 pope Paul VI dies of heart attack at summer residence at 80
1978 On this day in history edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76
1979 Kurt Kaszner actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65 on this day in history.
1979 On August - 06 kurt Kasznar, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65
1980 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66 on August - 06.
1981 On August - 06 nASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed
1983 On August - 06 minn Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
1984 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange on this day in history.
1985 On August - 06 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB
1986 On August - 06 phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for the IBM
1986 On this day in history william J Schroeder (world's longest-survivor with permanent artificial heart, dies after 620 days with Jarvik VII man-made pump)
1986 Emilio Fernandez, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), dies at 82 on August - 06.
1987 On August - 06 ira C Eaker, commandant USAF in Europe (WW II), dies at 91
1988 Anatoli S Levchenko, cosmonaut (TM-4), dies of brain tumor at 47 on this day in history.
1989 Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8 on August - 06.
1989 On this day in history pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern Airlines picket lines
1990 President George Bush orders Operation Desert Shield on August - 06.
1990 On this day in history uN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstentions Cuba &Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq
1990 Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82 on this day in history.
1991 Harry Reasoner newscaster (Host on 60 Minutes), dies at 68 on August - 06.
1997 Korean Airlines Flight 801 crashed on Guam on August - 06.
2005 An ATR-72 heading from Italy to Tunisia crashes into the Mediterranean Sea, killing 16 of 39 on board on August - 06.
2005 On this day in history death of Carlo Little, influential UK rock and roll drummer (b.1938)
2007 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrives in historic Palestianian town of Jericho, becoming the first Prime Minister of Israel to visit the West Bank or Gaza Strip in over seven years. Olmert met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on August - 06.
2007 On this day in history the Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah collapses, trapping six miners.
2011 A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38 on this day in history.
2012 On this day in history mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century
2012 Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, successfully lands on Mars on this day in history.
2013 On this day in history 18 people are killed and 55 are wounded by a car bomb explosion in Damascus, Syria
2017 Women's Euro 2017: The Netherlands defeat Denmark 4-2 in Enschede, The Netherlands on August - 06.
2017 Women's British Golf Open: South Korea's In-Kyung Kim wins with a course record-equalling 64 at Kingsbarns, Scotland on this day in history.
2018 South Sudan peace accord signed between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Sudan attempting to end 5 years of civil war on August - 06.