This Day in History for 2nd August (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 174 of 174

1961 - Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club
1961 - Cyrille Adula becomes premier of Congo
1961 - St Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1963 - 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)
1964 - Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
1964 - North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin
1964 - Race riot in Jersey City NJ
1965 - Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating we are losing
1966 - Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
1967 - New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1967 - US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
1967 - The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London.
1968 - 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)
1969 - Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion
1969 - US President Richard Nixon visits Romania
1970 - Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
1970 - France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1970 - Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'
1972 - Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 1973 - George Brett gets his 1st hit
1975 - 104°F (40°C) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record)
1975 - 107°F (42°C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)
1979 - "Broadway Opry '79" closes at St James Theater NYC after 6 perfs
1979 - Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
1980 - Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
1980 - US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
1981 - Australia set 151 to win, all out 121, Botham 5-11 in 14 overs
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 1981 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1982 - Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season
1982 - Roger Ebert's Movie News premieres on ABC FM network
1983 - STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 - US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination
1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo
1985 - Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, 137 die
1985 - NASA launches space vehicle S-209
1986 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 1986 - TODAY/PC born today
1987 - 25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)
1987 - chris johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
1987 - Cin Red Eric Davis becomes 7th & earliest 30 HR 30 steal man
1987 - Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3")
1987 - Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season
1987 - Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game
1987 - Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
LPGA Golfer Christa JohnsonLPGA Golfer Christa Johnson 1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 - Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo
1988 - System Enhancement Association settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)
1989 - NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24
1990 - Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
1990 - Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats
1991 - Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges
Musician Rick JamesMusician Rick James 1991 - Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA
1991 - Mike Jeffcoat is 1st AL pitcher to get an RBI since 1972
1991 - Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched
1992 - "Death & the Maiden" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 perfs
1992 - Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Welch's Golf Classic
1992 - Tom Seaver, R Fingers, Hal Newhouser, & B McGowan enter Hall of Fame
1993 - NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes
1993 - Peter Angelos & William DeWitt purchase Orioles
1993 - Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed
1993 - Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
1994 - Congressional hearings begin on White Water
1994 - Explosion in lead/zinc mine in Guangxi China, 120+ killed
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 1994 - NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure
1994 - Noureddine Morceli runs world record 3000m (7:25.11)
1998 - 26th du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
1998 - 30th Curtis Cup: US wins 10-8 at The Minikahda Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota, US)
1998 - San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is hit by a pitch and charges the mound, causing a bench-clearing brawl
1999 - "The Sixth Sense", starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres
2012 - 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan
2013 - 40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 261

1930 - Ron de Lugo, (Rep-D-Virgin Islands, 1973-79, 81- )
1930 - Vali Myers, Australian painter (d. 2003)
1931 - Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)
1931 - Henryck Schiller, composer
1931 - Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, mathematician
1931 - Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer
1931 - Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer (d. 2007)
1931 - Pierre DuMaine, Catholic bishop
1932 - Lamar Hunt, NFL owner (KC Chiefs)
1932 - Marvin David Levy, composer
1932 - Peter O'Toole, Ireland, actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), (d. 2013)
1933 - Alan Tuffin, trade union leader
1933 - John Gale, theatrical producer
1933 - John Hannam, MP
1934 - Albert W Hall, actor (Apocalypse Now)
1934 - Carl Cecil Cain, Freeport Ill, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)
1934 - Valery Bykovsky, cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31)
1935 - Brian Wolfson, CEO (Wembley Pic)
1935 - Derek Anthony Enright, politician
1935 - John MacIvor Perkins, composer
1936 - Anthony Edward Payne, composer
1936 - Christopher Hogg, CEO (Courtaulds & Reuters)
1937 - Alan Tuffin, trade union leader
1937 - Garth Hudson, Canada, pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival)
1937 - Ronald Brierley, company chairman
1937 - William Cannon, football player (Heisman-1959)
1938 - Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
1938 - Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician
1939 - Brian Wolfson, CEO (Wembley Pic)
1939 - Edward Pattern, Atlanta Ga, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
1939 - Wes Craven, Cleveland OH, director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream)
1939 - Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
1940 - Doris Kenner, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
1941 - Doris Coley, rocker
1941 - Homer Banks, US singer/songwriter (Be What You Are)
1942 - Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer
1942 - Isabel Allende, Chilean author
1943 - Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1943 - Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1943 - Max Wright, Detroit, actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science)
1943 - Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)
1943 - Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player
1943 - Max Wright, American actor
1944 - Jim Capaldi, English singer/songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong)
1945 - Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], Haddonfield, New Jersey, American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire)
1945 - Jewell Jackson McCabe, pres (natl coaltion of 100 black women)
1945 - John Bowis, MP
1945 - Alex Jesaulenko, Australian rules footballer
1947 - Rose Tremain, novelist/playwright
1947 - Massiel, Spanish singer
1948 - Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
1948 - Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
1949 - "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)
1949 - Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)
1949 - John Bowis, MP
1949 - Madeleine Smith, Sussex England, actress (Vampire Lovers)
1949 - James Fallows, American journalist
1950 - Kathryn Harrold, Tazewell Va, actress (MacGruder & Loud)
1950 - Lance Ito, judge (OJ Simpson trial)
1950 - Mathieu Carriere, Hanover West Germany, actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames)
1950 - Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (d. 1994)
1951 - Andrew Gold, Burbank, rocker (Lonely Boy)
1951 - Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet)
1951 - Per Westerberg, Swedish politician
1952 - Angel Herrera, Cuba, FW/LW boxer (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1952 - Paul David Crews, SC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1953 - Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist
1953 - Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster-Munster)
1954 - Lisa Brown, KC, Mo, actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns)
1954 - Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star
1954 - James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian
1955 - Jimmy Lowe, Nashville Tenn, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake)
1955 - Roberta Wallach, NYC, actress (Civil Wars)
1955 - Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
1955 - Tim Dunigan, American Actor
1956 - Bill Murchison Jr, Lake Charles LA, Nike golfer (1994 Boise Open-2nd)
1956 - Isabel Pantoja, Spain, spanish singer (Genio y Figura)
1956 - Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author
1957 - Anne Leuchars, TV journalist
1957 - Stephen Kelly Petterson, Auckland NZ, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96)
1957 - Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
1958 - Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's)
1958 - Sammy McIlroy, soccer player
1959 - Britt Helfer, Clearfield Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)
1960 - Apollonia, [Patricia Kotero], Santa Monica Ca, actress (Purple Rain)
1960 - Linda Fratianne, US, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
1960 - Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic)
1960 - David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard)
1961 - Ed West, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
1961 - Pete de Freitas, Trinidad, rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman)
1961 - Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
1962 - Cynthia Stevenson, Oakland, California, American actress (Bob, Hope & Gloria)
1963 - Caroline Pierce, Cheshire England, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple Classic-2nd)
1963 - Jeff Bloom, Seattle Wash, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open)
1963 - Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
1964 - John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1964 - Mary-Louise Parker, Ft Jackson SC, actress (Fried Green Tomatoes)
1965 - Takayuki Iizuka, wrestler (NJPW)
1966 - Joseph Wanag, Wilson Ct, US judoka (Olympic-92)
1966 - Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], Melbourne, Florida, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 120 of 120

1995 - Colin Gray, airman, dies at 80
1996 - Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72
1996 - Michel Debre, PM of France in (1959-62), dies
1996 - U Hia Than, politician, dies at 52
1997 - William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83
1997 - Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian musician (b. 1938)
1998 - Shari Lewis, American puppeteer (b. 1933)
2001 - Ron Townson, American singer (The Fifth Dimension) (b. 1933)
2003 - Don Estelle, British actor (b. 1933)
2003 - Mike Levey, American television personality (b. 1948)
2003 - Peter Safar, Austrian physician (b. 1924)
2004 - Don Tosti, American musician (b. 1923)
2004 - François Craenhals, Belgian comics artist (b. 1926)
2005 - Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
2007 - Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950)
2007 - Holden Roberto, Angolan founder and leader of the FNLA (b. 1923)
2007 - Kay Dotrice, English repertory actress (b. 1929)
2008 - Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1935)
2011 - DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)
2012 - Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano, dies at 86

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