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 This day in History - August 9
350 Historic Events for August 9
1966

Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75

Death
1967

Joe Orton, English actor/playwright (Leaf, Murdered), dies at 34

Death
1967

Deion Sanders, NFL defensive (Cowboys)/centerfielder (Yankees)

Birth
1967

Deborah Lee, Hamilton Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 National Amat France)

Birth
1967

Debbie Spence, San Jose Cal, tennis star

Birth
1967

Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies

Death
1967

Biafran offensive against Nigerian army

Event
1967

KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting

Event
1967

Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper

Birth
1967

Anton Walbrook, actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66

Death
1968

Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague

Event
1968

Jay Stacy, Aust field hockey midfielder (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)

Birth
1969

Voyteck Freykowski, US director, murdered

Death
1969

Abigail Folger, US, coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered

Death
1969

Troy Percival, Fontana CA, pitcher (California Angels)

Birth
1969

"Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances

Event
1969

Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders

Event
1969

Sharon Tate, actress (Valley of Dolls), killed by Manson's gang at 26

Death
1969

George P Marshall, NFL president (Washington Redskins), dies at 72

Death
1969

Robert Lehman, US multi-millionaire/director (Met Museum of Art), dies

Death
1970

Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes

Event
1970

Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

Event
1970

Rod Brind'amour, Ottawa, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team Canada 98)

Birth
1970

Chris Gedney, NFL tight end (Chic Bears, Arizona Cardinals)

Birth
1971

Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame

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