On This Day for 1st August (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 261

  • 1941 Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division
  • 1941 NY Yankee Lefty Gomez walks most (11) in a shutout (Yanks 9, St L 0)
  • 1941 The first Jeep is produced.
  • 1942 Deurne soccer team forms
  • 1942 German occupier demands listing of all Dutch telephone subscribers
  • 1942 Race riots in Harlem, New York
  • 1943 Japan declares Burma Independence under U Ba Maw
  • 1943 Race riot in Harlem NYC
  • 1943 Sunderland seaplanes sink U-454 & U-383
  • 1944 Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman from East

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1944 Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1944 General Montgomery takes command of 12th & 21st army
  • 1944 US 90th division occupies St Hilaire-du-Harcourt
  • 1944 US troops enter Tessy-sur-Vir
  • 1944 Uprising in Warsaw
  • 1945 Japanese city Toyama destroyed by B-29's
  • 1945 Mel Ott is 1st in NL to hit 500th HR (joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx)
  • 1945 SVBO soccer team forms in Barger-Oosterveld

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1946 US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1947 "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances
  • 1947 Valleivogels soccer team forms in Scherpenzeel
  • 1948 The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
  • 1950 1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
  • 1950 American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule
  • 1950 Guam Organic Act establishes Guam as an unincorporated US territory
  • 1950 King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes King

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1951 David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1953 California introduces sales tax (for education)

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1953 Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1953 KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland
  • 1953 Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief
  • 1954 WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 In South Africa, The Natives Resettlement Act empowers the Government to remove Africans from any area within and next to the magisterial district of Johannesburg; less than a year after the Act was passed Sophiatown residents were forcefully removed to Meadowlands in Soweto
  • 1954 41st Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • 1955 1st microgravity research begins
  • 1955 Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca government
  • 1955 WILL TV channel 12 in Urbana-Champaign, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)

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1957 Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1957 Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • 1957 US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • 1958 US 1st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years)
  • 1958 US atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st begins transit of North Pole "operation Sunshine"
  • 1959 New Continental baseball league formed

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1959 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia

  • 1959 WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Aretha Franklins 1st recording session
  • 1960 Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France
  • 1960 Chubby Checker releases "The Twist"
  • 1960 Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.

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1961 Cricketer Richie Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1961 German DR limits traffic to West Berlin
  • 1961 New SF Hall of Justice opens
  • 1961 Whitney Young Jr named executive director of National Urban League
  • 1962 Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • 1962 Failed assassination on president Nkrumah of Ghana
  • 1963 Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale
  • 1963 Germany FR annexes Elten village
  • 1963 WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
  • 1964 Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1966 Charles Whitman wounds 31 & kills 16 at University of Texas
  • 1967 Izaak Samkalden becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1967 WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
  • 1968 Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo
  • 1968 WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
  • 1969 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
  • 1969 36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • 1969 Mariner 6 sends close-up photos of Mars
  • 1970 EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi
  • 1970 KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game
  • 1970 2nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • 1971 CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII

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1971 George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1971 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • 1972 1st article exposing Wategate scandal (Bernstein-Woodward)
  • 1972 Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header
  • 1973 H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF
  • 1973 Munson & Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park
  • 1974 Virginia Squires trade Julius "Dr J" Erving to NY Nets
  • 1974 China's People's Liberation Army Navy, put into service ChangZheng 1, their first nuclear-powered submarine
  • 1975 38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord
  • 1975 41st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
  • 1975 Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees
  • 1975 Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations
  • 1975 CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
  • 1976 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
  • 1976 Flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon Colo on Route 34, kills 139
  • 1976 Seattle Seahawks play 1st (preseason) game (SF 27, Seattle 20)
  • 1977 SF Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer
  • 1977 Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles

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1978 Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1978 Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 259

  • 1924 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992), born in Paris, France
  • 1925 Ernst Jandl, writer
  • 1925 Jack Kramer, actor (Kings of the Court)
  • 1926 Burton Stein, historian
  • 1926 Karl Kohn, composer
  • 1927 Andre Cools, Belgium, minister of Budget/vice-premier
  • 1927 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London, England
  • 1929 Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidad, dancer/actor (Annie, The Wiz)
  • 1930 Julie Bovasso, actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 Karoly Grosz, politician
  • 1930 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], English pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • 1930 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Lucien E Blackwell, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1931 Monty Losowsky, prof of medicine (St James University England)
  • 1931 Ramblin' Jack Elliott, folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 Sean O Riada, composer
  • 1931 Trevor Goddard, cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • 1932 Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)
  • 1932 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (d. 1972)
  • 1933 Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933 Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist/minister of Housing (D66)
  • 1933 Richard Lloyd Jones, secretary Welsh Office
  • 1933 Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-born actor and comedian
  • 1933 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
  • 1934 J E F "John" Beck, cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56)
  • 1935 Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's)
  • 1936 Laurie Taylor, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936 Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)
  • 1937 Alfonse M D'Amato, (Sen-R-NY 1981- ), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Richard Lloyd Jones, secretary (Welsh Office)
  • 1939 Stephen Sykes, Bishop of Ely
  • 1940 Joan Joyce, Waterbury Ct, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983)
  • 1940 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • 1941 Ronald Harmon Brown, chairman (Democratic Party)
  • 1941 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1942 Giancarlo Giannini, La Spezia Italy, actor (Seduction of Mimi)
  • 1942 Jerry Garcia, SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia)
  • 1942 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
  • 1943 Andy Roxburgh, football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1943 Denis Payton, rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1944 Elske Terveld, Dutch undersecretary Social Affairs (PvdA)
  • 1944 Yuri Viktorovich Romanenko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, 38, TM-2)
  • 1945 Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946 Frederick C Boucher, (Rep-D-Virginia, 1983- )
  • 1946 J Guillermo, ex-husband of princess Christina of Netherlands
  • 1946 Richard O Covey, Fayetteville Ar, USAF/astro (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61)
  • 1946 Tom Loeffler, (Rep-R-TX, 1979- )
  • 1946 Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist
  • 1947 Rick Anderson, rock bassist (Tubes)
  • 1947 Ricky Coonce, rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
  • 1947 Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Councilman
  • 1948 Robert [Bob] Spink, British MP
  • 1949 Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV director/film-maker
  • 1949 Primous, III Fountain, composer
  • 1949 Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
  • 1950 Doug Tract, radio DJ (Greaseman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 David Jasper, British theologian (University of Glasgow)
  • 1951 Robin Heifetz, composer
  • 1952 Brian Patrick Clarke, Gettysburg Pa, actor (Merle-Eight is Enough)
  • 1952 C L Whittington, WLAF defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1952 Yajurvindra Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's)
  • 1952 Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)
  • 1953 Robert Cray, Columbus Ga, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy)
  • 1955 Arun Lal, cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's)
  • 1955 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (d. 2006)
  • 1956 Tom Leykis, American radio personality
  • 1957 Glen Gorbous, Canada, longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10")
  • 1957 Laura Johnson, actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California
  • 1957 Taylor Negron [Brad Taylor], American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California
  • 1958 Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor
  • 1958 Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
  • 1958 Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier
  • 1959 Joe Elliott, English heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • 1959 Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician
  • 1960 Chuck D, [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy)
  • 1960 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic
  • 1961 Andrew Nicholson, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
  • 1961 Bart Conner, US, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1961 Bradford John Faxon Jr, Oceanport NJ, PGA golfer (1986 Provident)
  • 1961 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax)
  • 1961 Mark "Red" Mitchell, actor (JFK, 8 Sceonds, I Want to Live)
  • 1961 Mike Watkinson, cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995)
  • 1962 Gertjan Verbeek, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1962 Joetta Clark, 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1962 Traci Phillips, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

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1963 Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], Monessen Pennsylvania, rapper (Gangsta Paradise)

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio
  • 1963 Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92), born in Ōmiya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1963 Demián Bichir, Mexican actor
  • 1963 John Carroll Lynch, American actor
  • 1964 Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1964 Nick Christian Sayer, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
  • 1964 Rob Camilletti, Cher's boyfriend
  • 1964 Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
  • 1965 Sam Mendes, British stage and film director
  • 1966 Darryl Hall, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1966 Ganesh Mylvaganam, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1966 Horacia de la Pena, Argentina, tennis star

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 120 of 120

  • 1997 Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies
  • 1997 Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 1998 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (b. 1927)
  • 1999 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
  • 2001 Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)
  • 2003 Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Marie Trintignant, French actress (b. 1962)
  • 2004 Philip Abelson American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1913)
  • 2005 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • 2005 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), dies at 84
  • 2005 Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (b. 1918)
  • 2006 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (b. 1965)
  • 2006 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
  • 2007 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
  • 2008 Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (b. 1916)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2009 Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines (1986-1992) (b. 1933)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 2010 Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
  • 2010 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (b. 1910)