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Historical Events In August - 09

Monday, 21 June 2021

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  Gerald Ford becomes the 39th president of the United States on August - 09.  

1974  Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th pres on August - 09.  

1975  On this day in history 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7  

1975  Dimitri D Shostakovitch, composer (Sun Over Motherland), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth  

1976  Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan on August - 09.  

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  On this day in history james G Cozzens, US writer (Guard of Honor, Pulitzer), dies at 74  

1979  Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64 on August - 09.  

1980  Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies on August - 09.  

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 this day in history kees de Galan, Dutch economist, dies at 55  

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 August - 09.  

1990  On August - 09 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia  

1990  On August - 09 dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies  

1991  On August - 09 corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies  

1992  25th Olympic Summer games close in Barcelona, Spain on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history christopher Todd, [Todd Wangberg], dies of AIDS at 30  

1993  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

2007  The Dow Jones Industrial Average loses 387.18 points, its largest single-day drop since feb 27 on this day in history.  

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  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  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 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 this day in history.  

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 August - 09 birth of john Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]  

1648  On this day in history birth of johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)  

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

1669  On August - 09 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  Death of Mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117) on August - 09.  

0378  On this day in history flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50  

0803  Irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies on August - 09.  

1048  On August - 09 pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days  

1107  Death of Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079) on this day in history.  

1173  On this day in history death of najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin  

1250  Death of King Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216) on this day in history.  

1420  On August - 09 pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies  

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