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 This day in History - August 2
439 Historic Events for August 2
1931

Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)

Birth
1931

Henryck Schiller, composer

Birth
1931

Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer

Birth
1932

Peter O'Toole, Ireland, actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia)

Birth
1932

Lamar Hunt, NFL owner (KC Chiefs)

Birth
1932

Marvin David Levy, composer

Birth
1932

Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chic Cubs

Event
1932

Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50

Death
1933

Alan Tuffin, trade union leader

Birth
1933

John Gale, theatrical producer

Birth
1933

Lord Waddington, Governor of Bermuda

Birth
1933

John Hannam, MP

Birth
1934

1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it

Event
1934

Adolph Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of Germany

Event
1934

William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour

Event
1934

Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Hindenburg, soldier/statesman, dies at 86

Death
1934

Valery Bykovsky, cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31)

Birth
1934

Carl Cecil Cain, Freeport Ill, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)

Birth
1934

Albert W Hall, actor (Apocalypse Now)

Birth
1935

Brian Wolfson, CEO (Wembley Pic)

Birth
1935

Derek Anthony Enright, politician

Birth
1935

John MacIvor Perkins, composer

Birth
1936

Louis Biā€šriot, aviator, dies

Death
1936

Christopher Hogg, CEO (Courtaulds and Reuters)

Birth
1936

Anthony Edward Payne, composer

Birth