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 This day in History - December 9
354 Historic Events for December 9
1975

William A Wellman, US director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79

Death
1975

Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize

Event
1975

Pres Gerald Ford signs $2.3 B loan-authorization for NYC

Event
1975

Joshua Rudoy, actor (Harry and Hendersons)

Birth
1975

Stuart McRae, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1976

Nino Martini, actor (Here's to Romance), dies at 71

Death
1977

Clarice Lispector, writer, dies

Death
1978

Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus

Event
1978

Mandy James, Jacksonville Fla, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)

Birth
1978

1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does

Event
1979

Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Event
1979

Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84

Death
1980

61øF in Boston at 1 AM

Event
1981

Tonny Til, rocker, dies at 56

Death
1981

Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders

Event
1982

Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87

Death
1982

Joey Forman, actor (Sid Caesar Show, Joey Bishop Show), dies at 53

Death
1982

Marty Robbins, country singer, dies

Death
1982

Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violist, dies at 80

Death
1982

Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist, dies at 55

Death
1982

Mary-Beth and William Hurt divorce

Event
1982

Leon Jaworski, special prosecutor (Watergate), dies at 77

Death
1983

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1983

David Rounds, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), dies at 53

Death
1983

Att Gen Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "...because food is free and that's easier than paying for it"

Event