Historical Events In August - 09
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1972 On August - 09 bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), dies at 53
1973 USSR launches Mars 7 on this day in history.
1973 Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings on August - 09.
1973 On August - 09 charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), dies at 88
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 On this day in history 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
1975 On August - 09 dimitri D Shostakovitch, composer (Sun Over Motherland), dies at 68
1976 USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth on August - 09.
1976 Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan on August - 09.
1976 On August - 09 jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
1977 On this day in history edward Chapman, actor (Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75
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 Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies on this day in history.
1982 On this day in history aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies
1986 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist, dies at 77 on August - 09.
1987 On this day in history kees de Galan, Dutch economist, dies at 55
1988 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions on August - 09.
1988 Alan Napier, (Alfred the Butler-Batman), dies at 85 on August - 09.
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 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 On this day in history space Shuttle Discovery returns to Edwards Air Force Base at 0814 EDT, completing STS-114, "Return to Flight."
2007 On this day in history 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 8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan on this day in history.
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 Nepal's parliament bans menstruation huts (comes into effect August 2018) on this day in history.
2018 Saudi-led air coalition strikes a school bus in Sada Province, Yemen, killing 43, many of them children on this day in history.