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 This day in History - February 9
434 Historic Events for February 9
1974

Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60

Death
1975

Constant Burniaux, Belgian art historian (L'amour Vivre), dies at 82

Death
1975

Soyuz 17 returns to Earth

Event
1975

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic

Event
1976

Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame

Event
1977

Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92

Death
1977

Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82

Death
1977

Gaus, an orangautan who lived to be 59

Death
1978

Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12

Death
1979

Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind"

Event
1979

21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey

Event
1979

C I J Smith, cricket all-rounder (5 Tests for England 1935-37), dies

Death
1979

Nigeria amends constitution

Event
1979

ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special

Event
1980

Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106

Death
1980

Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8, 3-pt goals in a game

Event
1981

Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55

Death
1982

34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington

Event
1983

Belgium buys 44 F-16s

Event
1984

Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras

Death
1984

"Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances

Event
1984

Yuri Andropov, Gen Sec of Soviet Communist Party (1982-84), dies at 69

Death
1985

Madonna's "Like a Virgin," album goes #1 for 3 weeks

Event
1986

36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas

Event
1986

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

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