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 This day in History - March 9
370 Historic Events for March 9
1958

George Yardley (Pistons) is 1st NBAer to score 2,000 points in season

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1959

Kato [Brian] Kaelin, actor (Beach Fever)/OJ roommate/witness

Birth
1959

Barbie, doll (Mattel)

Birth
1959

Lonny Price, NYC, actor (Muppets Take Manhattan)

Birth
1959

1st known radar contact is made with Venus

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1959

"Juno" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances

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1959

Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold

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1960

Mike Leach, Minneapolis Minn, tennis star

Birth
1960

Linda Fiorentino, Phila, actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns)

Birth
1961

1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9

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1961

Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72

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1961

Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit

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1961

Supremes release "I Want A Guy" and "Never Again"

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1962

Howard Engstrom, Boston, a designer of Univac computer, dies at 59

Death
1962

Brian Green, Columbus Indiana, actor (Sam Fowler-Another World)

Birth
1962

Egyptian Pres Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians

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1962

US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight

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1963

Terry Mulholland, Uniontown PA, pitcher (Phila Phillies)

Birth
1963

Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe and Chris Montez

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1963

Kent Ferguson, Cedar Rapids Iowa, diver (Olympics-92, 96)

Birth
1964

Phil Housley, St Paul MN, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Oly-98)

Birth
1964

Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician, dies at 93

Death
1964

Supreme Court issues NY Times vs Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel and recover damages

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1964

Creighton's Paul Silas grabs Midwest record 27 rebounds against Okla

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1964

1st Ford Mustang produced

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