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Historical Events In August - 09

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1972  Bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history uSSR launches Mars 7  

1973  Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings on August - 09.  

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 this day in history richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th pres  

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 this day in history.  

1976  USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth on August - 09.  

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  Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64 on August - 09.  

1980  On August - 09 elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies  

1982  Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  On August - 09 dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies  

1991  On this day in history corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies  

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

1992  Christopher Todd, [Todd Wangberg], dies of AIDS at 30 on this day in history.  

1993  Mohamed M Tabet, commissar of Casablanca, raped 518, executed at 54 on this day in history.  

2005  On this day in history space Shuttle Discovery returns to Edwards Air Force Base at 0814 EDT, completing STS-114, "Return to Flight."  

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

2012  The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70 on August - 09.  

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

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 this day in history.  

2017  On August - 09 nepal's parliament bans menstruation huts (comes into effect August 2018)  

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

1611  On this day in history birth of henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth  

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

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

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

1669  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  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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