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Shoreham Air show disaster

Military airplane Hawker Hunter T7 crashed near the Shoreham Air Show, Brighton, on the highway. 7 people have died. The pilot survived and was accused of killing.

Songwriter and producer Jerry Leiber dies

Jerry Leiber, the lyricist who, with his partner, Mike Stoller, wrote some of the most enduring classics in the history of rock ’n’ roll, including “Hound Dog,” “Yakety Yak,” “Stand By Me” and “On Broadway,” died in Los Angeles, at the age of 78.

Nicholas Ashford, one half of Ashford and Simpson dies

Ashford was suffering from throat cancer when he was taken to New York hospital to undergo treatment, but the cause of his death was not immediately reported. However, his death was announced by his former music publicist Liz Rosenberg. Nick Ashford died in the hospital at the age of 70, four days before his wife's 65th birthday.

The last Jewish settlers left the Gaza Strip

The evacuation of the settlers was completed by 22 August, after which demolition crews razed 2,800 houses, community buildings, and 26 synagogues. Two synagogues, whose construction allowed for them to be taken apart and reassembled, were dismantled and rebuilt in Israel.

Geri Halliwell scores her first UK #1 solo single

"Mi Chico Latino" is a song recorded by English singer Geri Halliwell for her debut solo album Schizophonic. The song was a commercial success in the United Kingdom, debuting at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Halliwell's first number-one solo single in the country.


Ryan becomes the first MLB pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts

Against the Oakland Athletics, Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson to become the only pitcher to record 5,000 career strikeouts. His 4,999th and 5,001st strikeouts were from the same man, Athletics catcher Ron Hassey. Two years later, at 44, Ryan finished fifth in the league in ERA and third in strikeouts.

Madonna's 'Who's That Girl' single goes #1

"Who's That Girl" is a song by American singer Madonna from the soundtrack album of the 1987 film, Who's That Girl. The song became Madonna's sixth single to top the Billboard Hot 100 while peaking atop the charts in countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Ireland, and Belgium.

Photoshop maker Adobe goes public on Nasdaq

Adobe Systems Incorporated, commonly known as Adobe, is an American multinational computer software company. Adobe Systems entered NASDAQ in August 1986. Its revenue has grown from roughly $1 billion in 1999 to $4 billion in 2012.

Kenya's founding father dies

Kenyatta died in the State House, Mombasa. The Kenyan government had been preparing for Kenyatta's death since at least his 1968 stroke; it had requested British assistance in organizing his state funeral as a result of the UK's longstanding experience in this area.


Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies

The International Olympic Committee offered Rhodesia the opportunity to compete in the upcoming 1972 Summer Olympics if it did so with a British identity. Rhodesia agreed and sent 44 athletes in eight sports to Munich in its largest and most diverse delegation. Another threat of a boycott from African nations, however, led the IOC to withdraw Rhodesia's invitation.

Ringo quits The Beatles during 'The White Album' sessions

During the recording of the White Album, relations within the band became openly divisive. Their collective group dynamic began to decay; at times only one or two Beatles were involved in the recording for a track. Eventually, Starr had grown weary of McCartney's overbearing approach and Lennon's passive-aggressive behavior and left the band.

McDonald's serves 1st Big Mac

The Big Mac was created by Jim Delligatti, an early Ray Kroc franchisee, who was operating several restaurants in the Pittsburgh area. It was invented in the kitchen of Delligatti's first McDonald's franchise, located on McKnight Road in suburban Ross Township. The Big Mac had two previous names, both of which failed in the marketplace.

The Supremes start a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"Where Did Our Love Go" is a song recorded by American music group the Supremes for the Motown label. "Where Did Our Love Go" was the first single by the Supremes to go to the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in the United States, a position it held for two weeks.


The BBC launches its Match of the Day football show

The first football-related edition of Match of the Day was screened on BBC Two and showed highlights of a game between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. The programme's audience was estimated at only 20,000, less than half of the attendance at the ground.

NASA test pilot Joe Walker takes the X-15 to 108 kilometers

It was the highest flight of the X-15. It remained highest manned flight by a spaceplane until the 1981 flight of Space Shuttle Columbia. The entire flight was about 12 minutes from launch to landing. TheX-15 engine burned about 85 seconds. Walker experienced 3 to 5 minutes of weightlessness. Re-entry heating warmed the exterior of the X-15 to 650°C.

Elvis Presley begins working on his first movie

Love Me Tender is an American black-and-white CinemaScope motion picture directed by Robert D. Webb and released by 20th Century Fox. The film, named after the song, stars Richard Egan, Debra Paget, and Elvis Presley in his acting debut. It is in the Western genre with musical numbers.


The first black competitor in international tennis

Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. She became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title. The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals, then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year.


American baseball player Carl Yastrzemski is born

Carl Michael Yastrzemski is an American former Major League Baseball player. Yastrzemski played his entire 23-year Major League career with the Boston Red Sox. He was primarily a left fielder, but also played 33 games as a third baseman and mostly was a first baseman and designated hitter later in his career.

Japan annexes Korea

The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910 was made by representatives of the Empire of Japan and the Korean Empire. In this treaty, Japan formally annexed Korea following the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1905 by which Korea became a protectorate of Japan and Japan–Korea Treaty of 1907 by which Korea was deprived of the administration of internal affairs.

Cadillac Motor Company is founded

Cadillac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world, second in the United States only to fellow GM marque Buick. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company in 1902. It was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms.

Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention

The First Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field is the first of four treaties of the Geneva Conventions. It defines "the basis on which rest the rules of international law for the protection of the victims of armed conflicts."


The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America

The 100 Guineas Cup was the first competition for America's Cup trophy. The race was won by the yacht America, leading to the trophy being renamed "America's Cup". The 1851 edition was a fleet race, unlike modern America's Cups finals, which are currently match races.

Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice

The first aggressive use of balloons in warfare took place in 1849. Austrian imperial forces besieging Venice attempted to float some 200 paper hot air balloons, each carrying a 24-to-30-pound bomb that was to be dropped from the balloon with a time fuse over the besieged city.

The Battle of Bosworth Field

The Battle of Bosworth Field was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses, the civil war between the Houses of Lancaster and York that extended across England in the latter half of the 15th century. Fought on 22 August 1485, the battle was won by the Lancastrians. Their leader Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, by his victory became the first English monarch of the Tudor dynasty. His opponent, Richard III, the last king of the House of York, was killed in the battle. Historians consider Bosworth Field to mark the end of the Plantagenet dynasty, making it a defining moment of English and Welsh history.

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