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.