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.