What happened on 1 August?
Everything that happened on 1 August is highlighted in the blog below. What were the major events and challenges of this day? Who all people gave their contribution?
History and famous personalities
2007 – Minneapolis I35W Bridge Collapse
On August 1, 2007, a bridge crossing the Mississippi river on I35W in Minneapolis collapses with cars dropping the 50 ft. into the river due to which 13 people lost their lives in the tragedy.
1976 – Germany F1 crash Niki Lauda
On August 1, 1976, Austrian born Formula 1 racing driver Niki Lauda became trapped inside his Ferrari after a horrific accident at the Grand Prix in Germany until other drivers managed to pull him from his burning Ferrari.
1958 – World’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine
On August 1, 1958, US atomic submarine USS Nautilus (SSN-571) began its 1st transit of the North Pole known as “Operation Sunshine”.
1834 – Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into effect
On August 1, 1834, the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 abolished slavery throughout the British Empire freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans.
1774 – Priestley discovers oxygen
Composer Jerome Moross
On August 1, 1913, Jerome Moross, an American composer was born. He was best known for his music for film and television. He composed works for symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, soloists and musical.
Writer Ernst Jandl
On August 1, 1925, Ernst Jandl, an Austrian writer, poet, and translator was born. He became known for his experimental lyric, mainly sound poems in the tradition of concrete and visual poetic forms.
Cricketer Trevor Goddard
On August 1, 1931, Trevor Leslie Goddard, a Test cricketer was born. He played 41 Tests and was the captain of the young South African team. He was an all-rounder.
Actor Giancarlo Giannini
Born on August 1, 1942, Giancarlo Giannini, an Italian actor, voice actor, director and screenwriter was born. He won a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and received an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination.
2012 – Ban on foreign investment from Pakistan
On August 1, 2012, India banned foreign investment from Pakistan during a move designed to create goodwill amid a renewed push for a peace settlement.
2011 – Bomb blast in Sangakpham Bazaar
On August 1, 2011, In India, at least five people died in a bomb blast in the Sangakpham Bazaar in Imphal, Manipur state, which has been plagued for decades by separatist militants.
2008 – Gautami Express caught fire
On August 1, 2008, in southern India, at least 32 people have died after several coaches of the Gautami Express train caught fire.
2007 – Monsoon rain bring a severe flood
On August 1, 2007, an overcrowded boat evacuating people from a flooded village caused by heavy monsoon rains overturned in a rain-swollen river in northern India, killing at least 28 people.
2006 – Accident of a school bus
On August 1, 2006, in northern India a school bus carrying about 50 children plunged into a canal, killing at least six children.
Births – Indian
Actress Meena Kumari
On August 1, 1933, Meena Kumari, an Indian film actress and poet was born. She is remembered as Cinderella of Indian films. She starred in about 92 films and received many Film Fare awards.
Actress Taapsee Pannu
On August 1, 1987, Taapsee Pannu, an Indian Film actress was born. She is known for her works in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi languages and won six National Film Awards.
Cricketer Arun Lal
On August 1, 1912, Arun Lal, a retired Indian cricketer, and a cricket commentator was born. He grants with the Lifetime Achievement award by the Cricket Association of Bengal’s.
Freedom Fighter Purushottam Das Tandon
On August 1, 1882, Purushottam Das Tandon, a freedom fighter was born. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1961. He was popularly known as UP Gandhi.
Novelist Govind Mishra
On August 1, 1939, Govind Mishra, an Indian novelist was born. He has written 11 novels, 14 short story collections, 5 travelogues, 5 literary essays collection, a poem collection and 2 storybooks for children. He has been awarded the most prestigious Hindi awards namely Vyas Samman and Sahitya Akademi Award.
Vocalist Tiger Varadachariar
On August 1, 1973, Tiger Varadachariar, a Carnatic music vocalist was born. He was awarded the Sangeetha Kalanidhi by Madras Music Academy in the year 1932.
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