Historical Events In August - 10
Thursday, 07 July 2022
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 this day in history.
1962 On this day in history ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
1963 Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1965 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies on this day in history.
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 On August - 10 first lunar orbiter launched by US
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 On this day in history john Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83
1970 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52 on August - 10.
1973 On August - 10 first BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train travels in San Francisco
1973 Douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
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 this day in history.
1977 Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1979 On August - 10 dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69
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 On this day in history michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million
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 this day in history.
1988 On August - 10 in the Solomon Islands 2 events about 10 seconds apart. One person killed and about 100 homes washed away in 13 villages
1988 On this day in history uN estimates Asia's population hit 3 billion
1988 Adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94 on this day in history.
1990 US's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus on August - 10.
1990 Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies on August - 10.
1991 Josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies on August - 10.
1993 On this day in history in the South Island, New Zealand a 7.0 earthquake was centered about 130 kilometers west of Queenstown