August 1 in History
527August 1, 527:
Justinian I is crowned the main king of the empire known as Byzantine. He is otherwise known as Petrus Sabbatius.
1498August 1, 1498:
Popular explorer, Christopher Columbus discovers modern-day Venezuela. He initially named the place "Isla Santa" and handed it over to Spain.
1800August 1, 1800:
The Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland merge to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The union is formed after ‘The Acts of Union 1800’ were accepted.
1980August 1, 1980:
English collective Def Leppard performs in the United States for the first time. They opened the show headlined by Australian band, AC/DC in the city of New York.
1987August 1, 1987:
MTV Europe begins transmission. The music video of Dire Straits' single titled "Money for Nothing" becomes the maiden video to be shown on the network.
1988August 1, 1988:
American music group Mudhoney releases its maiden single entitled "Touch Me I'm Sick".
1992August 1, 1992:
MTV premieres the music video for the song titled "Jeremy" by American rock group Pearl Jam. It would later be named VMA’s “Video of the Year”.
1994August 1, 1994:
English band, The Rolling Stones starts their musical tour dubbed “Voodoo Lounge tour”. They would go on to perform in a number of countries including USA, Canada, Mexico, and South Africa.
- August 1, 1994:
Pop star, Michael Jackson announces his marriage to singer, Lisa Marie Presley. They had their ceremony eleven weeks earlier in a city in Dominican Republic.
2015August 1, 2015: Canadian rock collective, Rush performs at their last musical show. The group consisted of some high-profile performers like Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.