This Day in History for 1st August (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 247

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
1944 - Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested
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)
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne FrankJewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank 1945 - SVBO soccer team forms in Barger-Oosterveld
1946 - US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
1947 - "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 perfs
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 by establishes Guam as US territory
1950 - King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes King
First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-GurionFirst Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion 1951 - David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election
1953 - California introduces sales tax (for education)
1953 - Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba
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 - Louison Bobet wins his 2nd Tour de France
1954 - WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
Cuban President Fidel CastroCuban President Fidel Castro 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)
1957 - Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)
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
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII 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.
1961 - Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford
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
1965 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
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 photo's 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
1971 - CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1971 - George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC
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
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
1978 - Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games
1978 - Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead
1978 - Pete Rose goes hitless, ends his 44 game hitting streak (ties NL)
1979 - Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo forms government in Portugal
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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 264

1923 - Yoshinao Nakada, composer
1924 - Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
1924 - Jeffrey Segal, actor/playwright (Vanity Fair, Rest in Pieces)
1924 - Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)
1925 - Ernst Jandl, writer
1925 - Jack Kramer, actor (Kings of the Court)
1926 - Burton Stein, historian
1926 - Frank Hauser, British theatrical director
1926 - Karl Kohn, composer
1927 - Andre Cools, Belgium, minister of Budget/vice-premier
1929 - Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (d. 2006)
1930 - Geoffrey Holder, Trinidad, dancer/actor (Annie, The Wiz)
1930 - Julie Bovasso, Brooklyn NY, actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You)
1930 - Karoly Grosz, politician
1930 - Lionel Bart [Begleiter], Stepney, London, English pop music composer and writer (Oliver!)
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, rocker
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, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso)
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, Liverpool, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4)
1936 - Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)
1937 - Alfonse M D'Amato, Brooklyn NY, (Sen-R-NY 1981- )
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, cricket umpire
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, Glasgow, Scotland, football player, coach and manager
1943 - Dennis Paxton, rocker (Dave Clark Five-Glad All Over)
1944 - Elske Terveld, Dutch undersecretary Social Affairs (PvdA)
1944 - Mervyn Kitchen, cricket umpire
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, Los Angeles California, rock drummer (Grass Roots)
1947 - Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
1947 - Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Councilman
1948 - Robert 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, Bronx NY, radio DJ (Greaseman)
1951 - David Jasper, British principal (St Chad's College Durham England)
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 - Nancy Lopez, professional golfer
1952 - Robert Spink, British MP
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 - David Jasper, British principal (St Chad's College Durham England)
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, Burbank California, actress (Falcon Crest)
1957 - Taylor Negron [Brad Taylor], Glendale, California, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money)
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, Sheffield, England, heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
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, East Orange NJ, 800m runner (Olympic-1992)
1962 - Traci Phillips, Honolulu Hawaii, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
Rapper CoolioRapper Coolio (1963) 1963 - Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], Monessen Pennsylvania, rapper (Gangsta Paradise)
1963 - Koichi Wakata, Omiya Saitama Japan, astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92)
1963 - Demián Bichir, Mexican actor
1963 - John Carroll Lynch, American actor
1964 - Andrew Wilson, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96)
1964 - Nick Christian Sayer, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 115 of 115

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 - King Fahd of Saudi Arabia (b. 1923)
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)
2009 - Corazon Aquino, Former President of the Philippines (b. 1933)
2010 - Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
2010 - Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (b. 1910)

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