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Historical Events In August - 09

Sunday, 03 July 2022

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  On August - 09 henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings  

1973  Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), dies at 88 on August - 09.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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  On August - 09 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  On this day in history elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies  

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

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

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

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  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 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 August - 09.  

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

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

2018  On August - 09 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 this day in history birth of arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)  

1593  On this day in history birth of izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)  

1611  On August - 09 birth of henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 09.  

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

1107  Death of Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079) on August - 09.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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