Historical Events In August - 12
Sunday, 21 April 2019
1956 On August - 12 canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Brink
1959 On this day in history the first ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
1959 On August - 12 1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
1960 Echo 1, first communications satellite, is launched on August - 12.
1960 On August - 12 uSAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m
1962 Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15 on August - 12.
1962 On this day in history tim D.was born this day in Calgary
1964 On August - 12 race riot in Elizabeth NJ
1964 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56 on this day in history.
1965 Race riot in West Side of Chicago on August - 12.
1968 On this day in history pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81
1969 A three day street battle started in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on this day in history.
1969 On August - 12 echo, the worlds first communications satellite, launched by the US
1969 On this day in history dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72
1972 Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam on August - 12.
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 this day in history.
1976 On August - 12 first approach and landing test (ALT) of orbiter Enterprise
1976 On this day in history thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
1977 On this day in history high Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit
1977 Space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight on this day in history.
1978 On August - 12 arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours
1981 IBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0 on August - 12.
1982 On August - 12 helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80
1983 On August - 12 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 On August - 12 marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86
1988 On August - 12 movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
1988 Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at the hospital on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history richard Thornburgh becomes US Attorney General
1988 Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies on this day in history.
1990 12th annual Macy's Tap-o-mania on August - 12.
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.