Historical Events In August - 10
Friday, 15 January 2021
1949 The Avro Canada C.102 Jetliner takes maiden flight; designed to meet a Trans-Canada Airlines requirement; first jet transport to fly in North America and second to fly in the world on this day in history.
1960 Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned first object from space on August - 10.
1960 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies on this day in history.
1961 England applies for membership in the European Common Market on August - 10.
1962 On this day in history ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
1963 On August - 10 estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60
1965 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies on August - 10.
1966 On August - 10 daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
1966 First lunar orbiter launched by US on August - 10.
1966 On August - 10 in daylight, a meteor flashes across the sky from Utah to Canada; only known case of a meteor skipping through the Earth's atmosphere and leaving it again.
1966 On this day in history in Ottawa Ontario, the Heron Road Bridge over the Rideau River and Canal collapses, killing 9 construction workers and injuring 80.
1966 On this day in history felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
1967 John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1970 On August - 10 bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52
1973 On August - 10 first BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train travels in San Francisco
1973 On this day in history douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57
1974 Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64 on August - 10.
1976 On August - 10 bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
1977 Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" the 44 caliber killer on August - 10.
1977 Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75 on August - 10.
1979 Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx
1981 Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business on this day in history.
1981 The Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes on this day in history.
1985 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
1987 Calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies on August - 10.
1988 In the Solomon Islands 2 events about 10 seconds apart. One person killed and about 100 homes washed away in 13 villages on this day in history.
1988 On August - 10 uN estimates Asia's population hit 3 billion
1988 Adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94 on August - 10.
1990 On August - 10 uS's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus
1990 On August - 10 richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
1991 On this day in history josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies
1993 On August - 10 in the South Island, New Zealand a 7.0 earthquake was centered about 130 kilometers west of Queenstown