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 This day in History - February 9
434 Historic Events for February 9
1964

GI Joe character created

Event
1965

David Brandon, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Falcons)

Birth
1965

Lennox Lewis, London England, Super HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1988)

Birth
1966

James "Rachel" Bolan, Pt Pleasant NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love)

Birth
1966

Amanda Roocroft, opera singer

Birth
1966

Sophie Tucker, Russ/US singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79

Death
1966

Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points

Event
1967

Stevon Moore, NFL safety (Cleve Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

Birth
1967

Todd Pratt, US baseball catcher (Phila Phillies)

Birth
1967

Kate Golden, Beaumont Texas, LPGA golfer (1992 Ping/Welch-5th)

Birth
1968

Derek Strong, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Orlando Magic)

Birth
1968

Marcus Meloan, Agana Guam, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 US Amat Champ)

Birth
1968

Paul Claxton, Vidalia GA, Nike golfer (NIKE Central Georgia Open-38th)

Birth
1968

Frederik M baron van Asbeck, lawyer (League of Nations), dies at 78

Death
1968

Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77

Death
1968

Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix

Event
1969

Jimmy Smith, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Birth
1969

Peta Edebone, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1969

Todd Lyght, US football quarterback (St Louis Rams)

Birth
1969

Thomas Brandl, Bad Tolz GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)

Birth
1969

Jeff Pahukoa, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)

Birth
1969

[George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83

Death
1969

Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Oly-gold 1928), dies at 68

Death
1969

Boeing 747 made its 1st commercial flight

Event
1969

KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

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