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Historical Events In August - 09

Monday, 21 June 2021

1949  On August - 09 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 August - 09.  

1951  On this day in history dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation  

1952  On August - 09 general strike against overtime conscription in Belgium  

1953  Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired on this day in history.  

1955  Marion Eugene Bauer, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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  Felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74 on August - 09.  

1959  Emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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

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

1961  On August - 09 james B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court  

1961  On this day in history walter Bedell Smith, US general/WW II chief of staff, dies at 75  

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

1963  Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres on this day in history.  

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

1965  Singapore gains independence from Malaysia on August - 09.  

1965  Singapore independence on this day in history.  

1965  Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history creighton Hale, silent film actor (Cat & Canary), dies at 83  

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

1967  On August - 09 biafran offensive against Nigerian army  

1967  Anton Walbrook, actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66 on August - 09.  

1968  Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague on this day in history.  

1969  On August - 09 manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders  

1969  "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances on August - 09.  

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

1970  Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes on August - 09.  

1970  Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open on this day in history.  

1971  Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame on this day in history.  

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

1972  On August - 09 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 August - 09 birth of arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)  

1593  Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler) was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 09.  

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 this day in history birth of eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731)  

1674  On August - 09 birth of františek Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766)  

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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  Irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies on this day in history.  

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

1107  On August - 09 death of emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079)  

1173  On this day in history death of najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin  

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

1420  On this day in history pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies  

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