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 This day in History - August 9
350 Historic Events for August 9
1975

Dimitri D Shostakovitch, composer (Sun Over Motherland), dies at 68

Death
1975

Mathew James Coad, Wellington NZ, 100m/200m runner (Olympics-96)

Birth
1975

Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consec base without being caught

Event
1975

Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open

Event
1976

USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth

Event
1976

Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan

Event
1976

Max Vredenburg, composer, dies at 72

Death
1976

Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65

Death
1976

Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0

Event
1977

NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs

Event
1977

Edward Chapman, actor (Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75

Death
1977

Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks

Event
1978

James G Cozzens, US writer (Guard of Honor, Pulitzer), dies at 74

Death
1978

Johan Daisne, [Thiery], Belgian writer (Lago Maggiore), dies at 66

Death
1978

USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

Event
1978

Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7

Event
1979

Jessica Gregory, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1979

Walter O'Malley, CEO (Dodgers), dies at 75

Death
1979

English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach

Event
1979

Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64

Death
1979

Alizah Allen, NYC NY, figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ)

Birth
1980

Belgian constitution revised

Event
1980

Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies

Death
1980

Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41

Death
1980

P K "Perker" Lee, cricketer (Australian bowler 1931-33, 2 Tests), dies

Death