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 This day in History - June 9
475 Historic Events for June 9
1976

Sybil Thorndike, actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93

Death
1976

Paul T B Rodenko, Dutch poet/writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55

Death
1976

James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88

Death
1977

Bill Merritt, cricketer (6 Tests of leg-spin for NZ, 12 wkts), dies

Death
1977

Zephnad Wattimury, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen

Birth
1977

Hans Andreus, [Johan W van de Zant], Dutch poet, dies at 51

Death
1977

50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist

Event
1977

George and Patti Harrison divorce

Event
1977

Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth celebrated with fireworks

Event
1978

Elizabeth Reid, Fairfax Va, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1978

Lucia Povraznikova, Miss Slovak republic Universe (1997)

Birth
1978

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood

Event
1978

Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London

Event
1979

Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome

Event
1979

Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st and last time

Event
1979

Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes

Event
1979

111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6

Event
1979

49th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (62 60)

Event
1980

Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth

Event
1980

Leonard Huizinga, journalist/writer (Olivier and Adrian), dies at 73

Death
1980

Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine

Event
1980

Phillies and SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM

Event
1980

14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn

Event
1981

Natalie Portman, actress (Professional, Everyone Says I Love You)

Birth