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 This day in History - August 9
350 Historic Events for August 9
1981

All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)

Event
1981

Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic

Event
1981

63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga

Event
1981

6 English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)

Event
1981

NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)

Event
1981

52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve

Event
1982

Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies

Death
1983

Ashley Johnson, actress (Chrissy-Growing Pains)

Birth
1984

STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad

Event
1984

Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal

Event
1986

"Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 perfs

Event
1986

Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist, dies at 77

Death
1987

Kees de Galan, Dutch economist, dies at 55

Death
1987

69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA Natl Palm Beach

Event
1987

Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

Event
1987

LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)

Event
1987

"Les Miserables," opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv

Event
1988

Alan Napier, (Alfred the Butler-Batman), dies at 85

Death
1988

Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions

Event
1988

Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field

Event
1988

Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888

Event
1990

Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies

Death
1990

12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia

Event
1990

Soyuz TM-10 lands

Event
1991

Corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies

Death