AUGUST 1, 1951 Tommy Bolin is born in Sioux City, Iowa.
AUGUST 1, 1981 MTV debuts with Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
AUGUST 2, 1924 James Baldwin is born in Harlem, New York.
AUGUST 2, 1937 The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed, making marijuana illegal.
AUGUST 2, 1964 Mary-Louise Parker is born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
AUGUST 3, 1895 Iwata Nakayama is born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
AUGUST 3, 1900 John Scopes is born in Peducah, Kentucky.
AUGUST 3, 1929 Jiddu Krishnamurti dissolves the Order of the Star.
AUGUST 4, 1901 Louis Armstrong is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
AUGUST 4, 1958 The Billboard Hot 100 is first published.
AUGUST 5, 1884 Construction of the Statue of Liberty begins on Bedloe's Island.
AUGUST 5, 1942 Joe Boyd is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
AUGUST 5, 1970 Xeni Jardin is born in Richmond, Virginia.
AUGUST 6, 1883 Scott Nearing is born in Morris Run, Pennsylvania.
AUGUST 6, 1911 Lucille Ball is born in Jamestown, New York.
AUGUST 6, 1928 Andy Warhol is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
AUGUST 6, 1988 The Tompkins Square Park Riot helps bring reform to the New York Police Department.
AUGUST 7, 1925 Felice Bryant is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
AUGUST 7, 1937 Magic Slim is born Morris Holt in Torrance, Mississippi.
AUGUST 7, 1950 Rodney Crowell is born in Houston, Texas.
AUGUST 7, 1970 Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
AUGUST 8, 1879 Emiliano Zapata is born in Morelos, Mexico.
AUGUST 8, 1922 Rudi Gernreich is born in Vienna, Austria.
AUGUST 8, 1991 The Warsaw radio mast collapses in Poland.
AUGUST 9, 1817 Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden.
AUGUST 9, 1961 Karen Cappotto is born in Syracuse, New York.
AUGUST 9, 1982 Yekaterina Samutsevich is born in Moscow, Russia.
AUGUST 10, 1675 The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England is laid.
AUGUST 10, 1942 Betsey Johnson is born in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
AUGUST 10, 1943 Ronnie Spector is born Veronica Yvette Bennett in Harlem, New York.
AUGUST 11, 1942 Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil receive the patent for wireless technology.
AUGUST 11, 1921 Alex Haley is born in Ithaca, New York.
AUGUST 11, 1967 Joe Rogan is born in Newark, New Jersey.
AUGUST 12, 1851 Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
AUGUST 12, 1929 Buck Owens is born Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. in Sherman, Texas.
AUGUST 13, 1871 Hippolyte Havel is born in Tαbor, Czech Republic.
AUGUST 13, 1899 Alfred Hitchcock is born in Essex, England.
AUGUST 13, 1937 Robert Fraser is born in England.
AUGUST 13, 1942 Walt Disney's, Bambi, is released to theaters.
AUGUST 13, 1963 Joey Mars is born in Worcester, Massachusetts.
AUGUST 14, 1941 David Crosby is born in Los Angeles, California.
AUGUST 14, 1945 Wim Wenders is born Ernst Wilhelm Wendersin in Dόsseldorf, Germany.
AUGUST 14, 1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show, opens at the USA Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
AUGUST 15, 1939 The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.
AUGUST 15, 1946 Jimmy Webb is born in Elk City, Oklahoma.
AUGUST 15, 1986 Samantha Crain is born in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
AUGUST 16, 1888 TE Lawrence is born in Porthmadog, Wales.
AUGUST 16, 1920 Charles Bukowski is born in Andernach, Germany.
AUGUST 16, 1974 The Ramones play their first CBGB'S show.
AUGUST 17, 1887 Marcus Garvey is born in Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica.
AUGUST 17, 1893 Mae West is born in Brooklyn, New York.
AUGUST 17, 1959 Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is released by Columbia Records.
AUGUST 17, 1960 Sean Penn is born in Santa Monica, California.
AUGUST 18, 1878 Maurice Sterne is born in Latvia.
AUGUST 18, 1920 The 19th Amendment to The United States Constitution is ratified, legalizing women's right to vote.
AUGUST 18, 1943 Martin Mull is born in Chicago, Illinois.
AUGUST 19, 1921 Gene Roddenberry is born in El Paso, Texas.
AUGUST 19, 1989 Radio Caroline is raided by British and Dutch agents.
AUGUST 20, 1890 HP Lovecraft is born in Providence, Rhode Island.
AUGUST 20, 1965 KRS-One is born Lawrence Parker in South Bronx, New York.
AUGUST 20, 1968 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia, nipping the Prague Spring in the bud.
AUGUST 20, 1972 Wattstax overtakes the Los Angeles Coliseum in California.
AUGUST 21, 1831 Nat Turner leads a slave rebellion.
AUGUST 21, 1872 Aubrey Beardley is born in Brighton, England.
AUGUST 21, 1946 Christina Ramberg is born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
AUGUST 21, 1967 Serj Tankian is born in Beirut, Lebanon.
AUGUST 22, 1893 Dorothy Parker is born in Long Branch, New Jersey.
AUGUST 22, 1967 Layne Staley is born in Kirkland, Washington.
AUGUST 22, 1971 J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrests of the Camden 28.
AUGUST 23, 1868 Edith Lake Wilkinson is born in Wheeling, West Virginia.
AUGUST 23, 1970 River Phoenix is born in Madras, Oregon.
AUGUST 23, 1991 Tim Berners-Lee opens the World Wide Web to new users.
AUGUST 24, 1857 The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off yet another economic crisis in United States history.
AUGUST 24, 1922 Howard Zinn is born in Brooklyn, New York.
AUGUST 24, 1945 Ronee Blakely is born in Nampa, Idaho.
AUGUST 24, 1973 Dave Chappelle is born in Washington, D.C..
AUGUST 24, 1994 King Krule is born Archy Marshall in London, England.
AUGUST 25, 1609 Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
AUGUST 25, 1901 Louise Emerson Ronnebeck is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
AUGUST 25, 1910 Dorothea Tanning is born in Galesburg, Illinois.
AUGUST 25, 1947 Mink Stole is born Nancy Paine Stoll in Baltimore, Maryland.
AUGUST 25, 1954 Elvis Costello is born Declan Patrick MacManus in London, England.
AUGUST 25, 1958 Tim Burton is born in Burbank, California.
AUGUST 25, 1965 Mia Zapata is born in Louisville, Kentucky.
AUGUST 26, 1498 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietΰ.
AUGUST 26, 1874 Zona Gale is born in Portage, Wisconsin.
AUGUST 26, 1898 Peggy Guggenheim is born in New York City, New York.
AUGUST 26, 1903 Caroline Miller is born in Waycross, Georgia.
AUGUST 26, 1966 Shirley Manson is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
AUGUST 27, 1890 Man Ray is born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
AUGUST 27, 1910 Mother Teresa is baptised and receives the name Agnes.
AUGUST 27, 1989 Jessica Lea Mayfield is born in Kent, Ohio.
AUGUST 28, 1917 Jack Kirby is born Jacob Kurtzberg in New York City, New York.
AUGUST 28, 1949 Hugh Cornwell is born in London, England.
AUGUST 28, 1845 The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
AUGUST 29, 1786 Shays' Rebellion begins.
AUGUST 29, 1915 Ingrid Bergman is born in Stockholm, Sweden.
AUGUST 29, 1920 Charlie Parker is born in Kansas City, Kansas.
AUGUST 29, 1927 Gloria Saunders is born in Columbia, South Carolina.
AUGUST 29, 1958 Michael Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana.
AUGUST 30, 1919 Kitty Wells is born Ellen Muriel Deason in Nashville, Tennessee.
AUGUST 30, 1943 Robert Crumb is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
AUGUST 30, 1963 Dave Brockie is born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
AUGUST 30, 1984 The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
AUGUST 31, 1803 Lewis and Clark begin their expedition from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
AUGUST 31, 1945 Van Morrison is born in Belfast, Ireland.
AUGUST 31, 1959 Fab Five Freddy is born Fred Brathwaite in Brooklyn, New York.
AUGUST 31, 1966 The Velvet Underground begins their three-day run at the Chrysler Art Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts.