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