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 This day in History - May 9
412 Historic Events for May 9
1981

C E "Nip" Pellew, cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies

Death
1981

Nelson Algren, US writer (Man with the Golden Arm), dies at 72

Death
1981

Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian

Event
1982

Ab [Albert] Visser, poet/writer (Ka‹n sloeg Abel), dies

Death
1982

"9" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 739 performances

Event
1982

Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine," premieres in NYC

Event
1982

Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

Event
1983

18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Willie Nelson

Event
1984

White Sox and Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game

Event
1984

Chicago White Sox beat Milw Brewers, 7-6, in 25 inn (started 5/8)

Event
1984

Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000

Event
1985

Edmond O'Brien, actor (Moon Pilot, Wild Bunch), dies at 69

Death
1986

Tenzing Norgay, Tibetan climber (Mount Everest 1953), dies at 71

Death
1986

Dirk de Vroome, [Red Giant], Limbourg activist, dies at 60

Death
1986

Herschel Bernardi, actor (Lt Jacoby-Peter Gunn, Arnie), dies at 62

Death
1987

Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games

Event
1987

Actor Tom Cruise (27) and actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry

Event
1987

Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, pres of Nigeria (1979-83), dies at 78

Death
1987

183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw

Event
1988

Belgium: 8th govt of Martens forms

Event
1988

Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth

Event
1988

A's winning streak hits 14, ends tommorow

Event
1989

"Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances

Event
1989

NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop

Event
1989

NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher

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