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Historical Events In August - 09

Sunday, 03 July 2022

1949  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 on this day in history.  

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

1950  On this day in history lusty Song wins Hambletonian  

1951  Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation on August - 09.  

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

1953  Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired on August - 09.  

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  On August - 09 felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74  

1959  Emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55 on August - 09.  

1960  Race riot in Jacksonville Florida on August - 09.  

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

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 August - 09 britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres  

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

1965  On this day in history singapore gains independence from Malaysia  

1965  On August - 09 singapore independence  

1965  On this day in history fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die  

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  On this day in history biafran offensive against Nigerian army  

1967  On August - 09 anton Walbrook, actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66  

1968  On August - 09 yugoslav president Tito visits Prague  

1969  Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders on August - 09.  

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

1969  On August - 09 abigail Folger, US, coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered  

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

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 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  Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274) was born on August - 09.  

1593  Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler) was born on August - 09.  

1611  Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth was born on August - 09.  

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

1648  On August - 09 birth of johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)  

1653  On August - 09 birth of john Oldham, English poet (d. 1683)  

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

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

Famous Deaths In August - 09

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  On this day in history death of mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117)  

0378  Flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50 on this day in history.  

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

1048  Pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days on this day in history.  

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

1173  On August - 09 death of najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin  

1250  Death of King Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216) on this day in history.  

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

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