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Historical Events In August - 09

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

1972  On August - 09 bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), dies at 53  

1973  USSR launches Mars 7 on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings  

1973  On August - 09 charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), dies at 88  

1974  On August - 09 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  On August - 09 uSSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth  

1976  Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan on this day in history.  

1976  Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

1982  Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies on August - 09.  

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 August - 09 alan Napier, (Alfred the Butler-Batman), dies at 85  

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  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  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  On August - 09 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 August - 09.  

2017  On this day in history 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  Saudi-led air coalition strikes a school bus in Sada Province, Yemen, killing 43, many of them children on August - 09.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 09

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1201  Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274) was born on August - 09.  

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 this day in history.  

1631  John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19] was born on August - 09.  

1648  Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694) was born on August - 09.  

1653  John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683) was born on August - 09.  

1669  On this day in history birth of eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731)  

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

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Famous Deaths In August - 09

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  On August - 09 death of mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117)  

0378  Flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50 on this day in history.  

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

1420  On this day in history pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies  

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