Historical Events In August - 07
Wednesday, 19 June 2019
1960 On August - 07 ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France
1960 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.
1961 Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on August - 07.
1961 On August - 07 cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
1962 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49 on August - 07.
1967 On August - 07 max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
1969 On August - 07 joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
1970 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif on August - 07.
1970 First computer chess tournament on this day in history.
1970 On August - 07 ... Haley, US judge, shot dead
1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth on August - 07.
1972 On this day in history joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer
1973 On this day in history jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
1974 On August - 07 philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center
1976 On this day in history scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
1976 On August - 07 uS Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
1976 On this day in history cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
1978 On this day in history thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI
1978 On this day in history franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
1979 The first day of trading in British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC) shares, everyone in the province got 5 shares from the government on August - 07.
1983 675,000 employees strike AT&T on August - 07.
1983 First World Track & Field Championships on August - 07.
1984 On this day in history esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
1985 Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58 on this day in history.
1987 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala on this day in history.
1987 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea on August - 07.
1987 On August - 07 camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87
1988 Writers guild end their 6 months strike on this day in history.
1989 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on this day in history.
1990 On August - 07 saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion
1990 On August - 07 eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
1991 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies on August - 07.
1992 On August - 07 john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69