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Historical Events In August - 09

Monday, 28 September 2020

1949  On this day in history the first use in the United States of a pilot-ejection seat for an emergency escape, was made by Lieutenant J. L. Fruin of VF-171 from an F2H-1 Banshee while making over 500 knots in the vicinity of Walterboro, S.C.  

1949  Harry Davenport, actor (Cowboy & Lady, Enchanted Forest), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1950  Lusty Song wins Hambletonian on this day in history.  

1951  On August - 09 dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation  

1952  General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired  

1955  Marion Eugene Bauer, composer, dies at 57 on August - 09.  

1956  On this day in history 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama  

1957  24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000) on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74  

1959  On this day in history emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55  

1960  Race riot in Jacksonville Florida on this day in history.  

1961  On August - 09 james B Parsons is first black appointed to Federal District Court  

1961  James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court on August - 09.  

1961  Walter Bedell Smith, US general/WW II chief of staff, dies at 75 on August - 09.  

1962  On this day in history hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85  

1963  On this day in history britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres  

1964  On this day in history 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands  

1965  On this day in history singapore gains independence from Malaysia  

1965  Singapore independence on this day in history.  

1965  On August - 09 fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die  

1965  Creighton Hale, silent film actor (Cat & Canary), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1966  Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75 on August - 09.  

1967  On August - 09 biafran offensive against Nigerian army  

1967  On this day in history anton Walbrook, actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66  

1968  On August - 09 yugoslav president Tito visits Prague  

1969  On this day in history manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders  

1969  On this day in history "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances  

1969  Abigail Folger, US, coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered on this day in history.  

1970  Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open  

1971  On this day in history le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame  

1972  On August - 09 rockwell receives NASA contract to construct the Space Shuttle  

1972  On this day in history rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 09

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1201  On this day in history birth of arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)  

1593  On August - 09 birth of izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)  

1611  On August - 09 birth of henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth  

1631  John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19] was born on this day in history.  

1648  Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694) was born on August - 09.  

1653  John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683) was born on August - 09.  

1669  On August - 09 birth of eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731)  

1674  František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 09

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  On August - 09 death of mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117)  

0378  On this day in history flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50  

0803  On this day in history irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies  

1048  On August - 09 pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days  

1107  On this day in history death of emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079)  

1173  Death of Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin on August - 09.  

1250  On August - 09 death of king Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216)  

1420  On August - 09 pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies  

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