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Historical Events In August - 09

Friday, 03 July 2020

1972  Bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), dies at 53 on August - 09.  

1973  On this day in history uSSR launches Mars 7  

1973  Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings on this day in history.  

1973  On August - 09 charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), dies at 88  

1974  Gerald Ford becomes the 39th president of the United States on this day in history.  

1974  Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th pres on this day in history.  

1975  1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7 on August - 09.  

1975  Dimitri D Shostakovitch, composer (Sun Over Motherland), dies at 68 on August - 09.  

1976  USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan  

1976  Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65 on August - 09.  

1977  On this day in history edward Chapman, actor (Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75  

1978  On August - 09 james G Cozzens, US writer (Guard of Honor, Pulitzer), dies at 74  

1979  On this day in history allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64  

1980  Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies on August - 09.  

1982  Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies on August - 09.  

1986  On August - 09 joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist, dies at 77  

1987  On August - 09 kees de Galan, Dutch economist, dies at 55  

1988  Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions on August - 09.  

1988  On this day in history alan Napier, (Alfred the Butler-Batman), dies at 85  

1990  12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia on August - 09.  

1990  Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies on August - 09.  

1991  Corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history 25th Olympic Summer games close in Barcelona, Spain  

1992  On this day in history christopher Todd, [Todd Wangberg], dies of AIDS at 30  

1993  On August - 09 mohamed M Tabet, commissar of Casablanca, raped 518, executed at 54  

2005  Space Shuttle Discovery returns to Edwards Air Force Base at 0814 EDT, completing STS-114, "Return to Flight." on August - 09.  

2007  On August - 09 the Dow Jones Industrial Average loses 387.18 points, its largest single-day drop since feb 27.  

2012  The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70 on this day in history.  

2013  8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan on this day in history.  

2017  Giant inflatable chicken resembling US President Donald Trump placed outside US White House as a political protest on this day in history.  

2017  On August - 09 north Korea says it plans to fire rockets on US territory Guam in continuing escalation of tension between it and the US  

2017  Nepal's parliament bans menstruation huts (comes into effect August 2018) on August - 09.  

2018  On this day in history saudi-led air coalition strikes a school bus in Sada Province, Yemen, killing 43, many of them children  

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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 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 August - 09.  

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

1648  On this day in history birth of johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)  

1653  John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683) was born on this day in history.  

1669  Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1107  Death of Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079) on this day in history.  

1173  Death of Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin on this day in history.  

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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