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 This day in History - August 2
439 Historic Events for August 2
1964

Jose Maria Castro, composer, dies at 71

Death
1964

Mary-Louise Parker, Ft Jackson SC, actress (Fried Green Tomatoes)

Birth
1964

John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Birth
1964

Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee and Molly), dies at 69

Death
1964

Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees

Event
1964

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

Event
1964

North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin

Event
1964

Race riot in Jersey City NJ

Event
1965

Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating we are losing

Event
1965

Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49

Death
1965

Takayuki Iizuka, wrestler (NJPW)

Birth
1966

Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting

Event
1966

Tim Wakefield, Melbourne FL, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

Birth
1966

Joseph Wanag, Wilson Ct, US judoka (Olympic-92)

Birth
1967

Derek Wells, LA Calif, actor (Fitzpatricks)

Birth
1967

Aaron Krickstein, Ann Arbor Mich, tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983)

Birth
1967

Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77

Death
1967

US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5

Event
1967

New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77

Event
1967

Martin Laamers, soccer player (Vitesse)

Birth
1968

Sean Groom, Northford Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1968

35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)

Event
1969

Clarence Dickinson, composer, dies at 96

Death
1969

Pres Nixon visits Romania

Event
1969

Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)

Birth