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Historical Events In August - 09

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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 August - 09.  

1949  Harry Davenport, actor (Cowboy & Lady, Enchanted Forest), dies at 83 on August - 09.  

1950  Lusty Song wins Hambletonian on August - 09.  

1951  Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 August - 09 felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74  

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

1960  On this day in history race riot in Jacksonville Florida  

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

1961  On August - 09 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  On this day in history hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85  

1963  On August - 09 britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres  

1964  1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands on this day in history.  

1965  Singapore gains independence from Malaysia on August - 09.  

1965  Singapore independence on August - 09.  

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 August - 09.  

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

1967  On this day in history 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  Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders on this day in history.  

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

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

1970  On August - 09 peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes  

1970  Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open on August - 09.  

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  Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle on this day in history.  

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

1611  Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth was born on this day in history.  

1631  On this day in history birth of john Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]  

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

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

1669  Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731) was born on August - 09.  

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  Death of Mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117) on this day in history.  

0378  Flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50 on August - 09.  

0803  Irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies on this day in history.  

1048  Pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days on August - 09.  

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

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