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 This day in History - August 7
352 Historic Events for August 7
1941

551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania

Event
1941

Radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80

Death
1942

Richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43

Death
1942

1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is

Event
1942

Resistance bombs Rotterdam railway

Event
1942

Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Event
1942

Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)

Birth
1942

Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)

Birth
1942

Carlos Monzon, boxer/actor (La Mary, So¤ar So¤ar)

Birth
1942

B J Thomas, Houston TX, singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)

Birth
1942

Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)

Birth
1943

Alain Corneau, director (Choice of Arms)

Birth
1943

Lana Cantrell, Sydney, Australia, singer (Those Were the Days)

Birth
1943

Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle

Death
1943

Red Army recaptures Bogodukov

Event
1944

US 3rd Army reaches suburbs of Brest Brittany

Event
1944

Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter

Event
1944

Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation

Event
1944

German counter attack at Avranches fails

Event
1944

July 20th Plot trial under Roland Freis in Berlin begins

Event
1944

John Glover, Kingston NY, actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special)

Birth
1944

David Rasche, St Louis MO, actor (Sledge Hammer)

Birth
1945

Patrice Mestral, composer

Birth
1945

Alan Page, NFL defensive tackle (Minn Vikings)

Birth
1945

Kerry Chater, rocker (Gary Puckett and Union Gap-Young Girl)

Birth