Historical Events In August - 09
Sunday, 07 March 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 Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings on August - 09.
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 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 USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth on August - 09.
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 Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64 on August - 09.
1980 On August - 09 elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies
1982 Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies on this day in history.
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 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 On August - 09 dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies
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 Mohamed M Tabet, commissar of Casablanca, raped 518, executed at 54 on this day in history.
2005 On this day in history space Shuttle Discovery returns to Edwards Air Force Base at 0814 EDT, completing STS-114, "Return to Flight."
2007 The Dow Jones Industrial Average loses 387.18 points, its largest single-day drop since feb 27 on August - 09.
2012 The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70 on August - 09.
2013 8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan on August - 09.
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 this day in history.
2017 On August - 09 nepal's parliament bans menstruation huts (comes into effect August 2018)
2018 On this day in history saudi-led air coalition strikes a school bus in Sada Province, Yemen, killing 43, many of them children