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.