Historical Events In August - 31
Monday, 03 August 2020
1971 On August - 31 dave Scott becomes first person to drive a car on the Moon
1972 On this day in history olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
1973 On August - 31 the first heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
1973 John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78 on August - 31.
1974 William Pershing Benedict, American pilot on August - 31.
1975 On August - 31 pierre Blaise, French actor (Lacombe Lucien), dies at 24
1976 On this day in history kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81
1977 Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft alt rec of 38.26 km (125,524') on August - 31.
1977 On this day in history ian Smith wins the Rhodesian general election with 80 per cent of the overwhelmingly white electorate's vote.
1978 Symbionese Liberation Army founders William & Emily Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst on August - 31.
1979 Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with the Sun on this day in history.
1979 Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as UN ambassador on this day in history.
1979 On August - 31 movie actress Sally Rand dies of heart failure at age 76 in Glendora, CAug 31,
1979 On this day in history e J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies
1980 Poland's Solidarity labor union founded on this day in history.
1981 Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1984 Pinklin Thomas defeats Tim Witherspoon for the WBC heavyweight title on August - 31.
1985 On this day in history night Stalker suspect that terrorized S Calif captured in East LA
1986 On August - 31 a private plane collides with an Aeromexico jet over Cerritos, CA, killing 82 people.Aug 31,
1986 Aeromexico jet & small plane collide kill 82 on this day in history.
1986 Soviet passenger ship Adm Nakhimov, collides with a merchant vessel on August - 31.
1986 Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88 on this day in history.
1987 On August - 31 curtis Strange sets golf's earning for the year record ($697,385)
1988 On this day in history 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
1988 On August - 31 a Delta Boeing 727 crashes during takeoff from Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, killing 14 passengers.
1990 On August - 31 johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
1991 On August - 31 leigh Watson, US aviation pioneer/air force general, dies at 93
1993 On this day in history russians pull last 500 military personnel left from cold war, out of Lithuania
1993 On this day in history gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter (communist), dies at 80
1994 On this day in history artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88
1995 On August - 31 beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
1996 David Scott, priest, dies at 72 on August - 31.
1997 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36 on this day in history.
1999 A Boeing 737 jet crashes during takeoff from Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 72 people on this day in history.