Historical Events on August 1 (Part 2)

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  • 1978 Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead
  • 1979 Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo forms government in Portugal
  • 1979 12th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • 1980 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record
  • 1980 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
  • 1980 Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
  • 1981 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
  • 1981 Poland premier Jagielski resigns

Music releaseMusic Single

1981 "Endless Love" single released by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Billboard Song of the Year 1981, Billboard Greatest Song Duet of All-Time)

  • 1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • 1982 Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
  • 1982 H Aaron, F Robinson, T Jackson, & H Chandler inducted in Hall of Fame
  • 1982 Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut
  • 1982 Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)
  • 1983 New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England
  • 1985 15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record)
  • 1985 Emmy 12th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 6th time
  • 1985 Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning, for NL rookie record 74
  • 1985 18th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Russian KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko defects to the US in Rome, naming Americans Ronald Pelton and Edward Lee Howard as KGB agents

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • 1986 Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000
  • 1986 Cleveland sets AL attendance record for twi-night doubleheader, 65,934
  • 1986 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia release from hospital after 3 week coma
  • 1987 Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1987 Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1987 Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 1987 In New Zealand, the Maori Language Act comes into force, making te reo Māori an official language of New Zealand; it can now be used in some legal proceedings
  • 1988 Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon
  • 1988 Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show.
  • 1989 Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes
  • 1990 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • 1990 Indians' Alex Cole sets club record with 5 stolen bases in one game
  • 1990 Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait
  • 1990 Soyuz TM-10 launches
  • 1990 Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Actress Hedy Lamarr, aged 77 is arrested for shoplifting in Florida

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1992 "Salome" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1992 NBC's "Saturday Today" premieres
  • 1992 USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica
  • 1993 "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 1993 "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 1993 Missie Berteott wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1993 Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1993 Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
  • 1994 99.9°F (37.7°C) in Berlin-Dahlem: record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • 1994 Train crash in Havana Cuba, 6 killed
  • 1995 Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
  • 1996 M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched
  • 1997 6th World Championships in Athletics open at Athens, Greece

  • 1998 -8] Gay & Lesbian Games #5 open in Amsterdam
  • 2000 First patient to receive the Jarvik 2000, the first total artificial heart that can maintain blood flow in addition to generating a pulse
  • 2001 An agreement is reached on the position of the minority Albanian language in the Republic of Macedonia
  • 2001 Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.
  • 2001 Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office
  • 2002 35th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 2004 A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in Asunción, Paraguay
  • 2007 The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 200m x 250m photo mosaic commemorating the life of Filipino President Corazon Aquino is unveiled near Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 2012 Typhoon Saola kills 82 people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines, Taiwan and China
  • 2012 8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2013 Robert Mugabe continues to maintain power after winning 142 out of 210 seats in the Zimbabwean election

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • 2014 USA and UN announce a 72 hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestine, though it quickly breaks down
  • 2016 Anthrax outbreak in Yamalo-Nenets, Siberia kills one and infects 8 others, also kills 2,300 reindeer, global warming blamed
  • 2017 Christopher A. Wray confirmed at F.B.I. Director by US Senate
  • 2017 Bomb blast at Jawadia Shia mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills about 30
  • 2017 Two Venezuelan opposition leaders, Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma re-arrested, revoking their house arrest