This Day in History- August 1

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This Day in History - August 1-01

All of us are part of history in making. Every moment we live is written in the pages of history. The events of today are of great relevance for our future generation. Just like that the events that happened 200- 300 years ago hold a strong ground in our present. Let’s unravel all the facts and events that happened on this day in history- August 1.

What Happened Around the World on August 1?

1976: F1 Champion crash at German Grand Prix
The most popular F1 champion Niki Lauda of Austria was a reigning champion who had a near-fatal crash during the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim on August 1.

1977: Willie McCovey hits NL record
Willie McCovey from San Francisco Giants set a mark by hitting and scoring NL record 18th MLB in career grand slam.

Credits: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

1981: MTV launched
The famous channel, MTV which is popular among teens from around the globe was launched on this day. MTV was launched at 12:01 AM with The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star”.

Credits: Michael Rackoff

1981: “Endless Love” released
Diana Ross and Lionel Richie released a single which won Billboard Song of the Year 1981 and Billboard Greatest Song Duet of All-Time on this day. The single was named Endless love.

Credits: Shout! Factory

1987: Mike Tyson wins 3 major belts
Mike Tyson becomes first to own all 3 belts WBA, WBC and IBF by defeating Tony Tucker in 12 rounds in heavyweight boxing in LA.

1996- Games of Thrones published
A famous fantasy novel which was later turned into an epic series Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin was published today. 

Credits: Game of Thrones

1999- Karrie Webb wins Canadian Open Women’s Golf 
Australian player Karrie Webb won Canadian open women’s golf by defeating Laura Davies of England by 2.

1999- Petronas Towers inaugurated in Kuala Lumpur
World’s tallest building, Petronas Towers was inaugurated by Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad at 451.9 m.

Credits: MegaTrends

Famous Birthdays

1973: Ben Johnson
The famous Australia opening batsman Ben Johnson was born in Naracoorte, South Australia on August 1.

1979: Jason Momoa
The fictional superhero and popular American actor Jason Momoa was born on this day. He is known for his role in Game of Thrones, Aquaman.

1981: Ashley Parker Angel
Ashley Parker is a singer who was part of boyband O- Town and the songwriter was born in Redding, California.

1986: Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina is a Russian tennis player who has won many titles over the years and is also part of the Tokyo Olympics Russian team was born in Lviv, Ukraine

1998: Khamani Griffin
Known for his role in All Of Us, Daddy Day Care Khamani Griffin was born in Oakland, California on August 1.

This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on August 1! We hope you have had fun reading this blog. For more entertaining and informative content, follow Leverage Edu on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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