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 This day in History - August 9
350 Historic Events for August 9
1919

Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (Pagliacci), dies at 62

Death
1919

Ralph Houk, baseball manager (Yankees, Tigers)

Birth
1920

Bulgarian and allied Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine goes into effect

Event
1921

J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )

Birth
1922

Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)

Birth
1923

Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch literary

Birth
1923

NY State Golf Assoc formed

Event
1924

Jacob P Vis, Dutch founder (NV Royal Salt Industries), dies at 66

Death
1925

Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out

Event
1925

Robert Heppener, composer (Hymns and Conversations, Movie Music)

Birth
1926

Denis Atkinson, cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955)

Birth
1926

Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)

Birth
1927

Marvin Minsky, Artifical intelligence computer scientist (MIT)

Birth
1927

Robert Shaw, England, actor (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday)

Birth
1928

Bob Cousy, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP)

Birth
1928

Frederik II W, grand duke of Baden (1907-18), dies at 71

Death
1929

Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71

Death
1930

Betty Boop, animation

Birth
1930

Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)

Event
1930

Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes

Event
1930

113øF (45øC) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)

Event
1931

Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire

Birth
1935

George S Leotsakos, composer

Birth
1936

Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics

Event
1938

Dick Anthony Williams, Chicago Ill, actor (Our Family Honor)

Birth