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Historical Events In August - 09

Wednesday, 22 September 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  On August - 09 lusty Song wins Hambletonian  

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

1952  General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium on August - 09.  

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

1955  On August - 09 marion Eugene Bauer, composer, dies at 57  

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

1957  24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000) on August - 09.  

1958  Felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

1960  On August - 09 race riot in Jacksonville Florida  

1961  James B Parsons is first black appointed to Federal District Court on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history james B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court  

1961  On August - 09 walter Bedell Smith, US general/WW II chief of staff, dies at 75  

1962  Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

1964  On August - 09 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands  

1965  Singapore gains independence from Malaysia on this day in history.  

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 August - 09 creighton Hale, silent film actor (Cat & Canary), dies at 83  

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

1967  Biafran offensive against Nigerian army on August - 09.  

1967  Anton Walbrook, actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66 on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history yugoslav president Tito visits Prague  

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

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

1969  On this day in history abigail Folger, US, coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered  

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  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 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of john Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]  

1648  Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694) was born on this day in history.  

1653  On this day in history birth of john Oldham, English poet (d. 1683)  

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

1674  František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766) was born on August - 09.  

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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 August - 09 flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50  

0803  Irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies on August - 09.  

1048  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin  

1250  Death of King Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216) on August - 09.  

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

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