Historical Events In August - 12
Wednesday, 19 June 2019
1956 Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink on August - 12.
1959 The first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island on this day in history.
1959 On August - 12 1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
1960 On August - 12 echo 1, first communications satellite, is launched
1960 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m on this day in history.
1962 Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15 on this day in history.
1962 On August - 12 tim D.was born this day in Calgary
1964 On August - 12 race riot in Elizabeth NJ
1964 On this day in history ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
1965 On this day in history race riot in West Side of Chicago
1968 On August - 12 pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81
1969 On August - 12 a three day street battle started in Londonderry, Northern Ireland
1969 Echo, the worlds first communications satellite, launched by the US on August - 12.
1969 Dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72 on August - 12.
1972 Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam on this day in history.
1973 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies on August - 12.
1974 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become first teammates elected to hall of fame on the same day on August - 12.
1976 On this day in history first approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise
1976 On August - 12 thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
1977 On August - 12 high Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit
1977 On this day in history space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight
1978 On August - 12 arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours
1981 On August - 12 iBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0
1982 On August - 12 helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80
1983 On this day in history henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
1985 On August - 12 japanese Boeing 747 crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)
1985 Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.
1988 On August - 12 movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
1988 On this day in history nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at the hospital
1988 On August - 12 richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General
1988 On this day in history jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
1990 On this day in history 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania
1990 Iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve the Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories on this day in history.
1990 Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87 on this day in history.