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Historical Events In August - 09

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

1973  USSR launches Mars 7 on August - 09.  

1973  On August - 09 henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings  

1973  Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history gerald Ford becomes the 39th president of the United States  

1974  On August - 09 richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th pres  

1975  1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7 on this day in history.  

1975  On August - 09 dimitri D Shostakovitch, composer (Sun Over Motherland), dies at 68  

1976  On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth  

1976  On August - 09 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  Edward Chapman, actor (Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1978  James G Cozzens, US writer (Guard of Honor, Pulitzer), dies at 74 on August - 09.  

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

1980  Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies  

1986  Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1987  Kees de Galan, Dutch economist, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1988  On August - 09 edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions  

1988  Alan Napier, (Alfred the Butler-Batman), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia  

1990  Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies on this day in history.  

1991  Corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies on August - 09.  

1992  On August - 09 25th Olympic Summer games close in Barcelona, Spain  

1992  On August - 09 christopher Todd, [Todd Wangberg], dies of AIDS at 30  

1993  Mohamed M Tabet, commissar of Casablanca, raped 518, executed at 54 on August - 09.  

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

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

2012  On this day in history the death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70  

2013  On August - 09 8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan  

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

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

2017  On this day in history nepal's parliament bans menstruation huts (comes into effect August 2018)  

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

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

1631  On August - 09 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  Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731) was born on this day in history.  

1674  On this day in history birth of františek Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766)  


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 August - 09.  

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 August - 09.  

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 this day in history death of king Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216)  

1420  Pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies on August - 09.  

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