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 This day in History - August 9
350 Historic Events for August 9
1946

1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night

Event
1946

A E E Vogler, cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies

Death
1946

Rinus Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)

Birth
1946

Maarnus Gerritsen, Dutch rocker (Golden Earring)

Birth
1947

Barbara Mason, US singer (Yes, I'm Ready)

Birth
1949

Harry Davenport, actor (Cowboy and Lady, Enchanted Forest), dies at 83

Death
1950

Lusty Song wins Hambletonian

Event
1950

Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor/director (Love Potion)

Birth
1951

Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation

Event
1952

General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium

Event
1952

Vicki Morgan, Colo Springs Colo, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl)

Birth
1953

Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired

Event
1955

Marion Eugene Bauer, composer, dies at 57

Death
1955

Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL QB (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)

Birth
1956

1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama

Event
1956

South African women demonstrate against pass laws

Event
1957

Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Milk Money, Now and Then)

Birth
1957

24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)

Event
1958

Amanda Bearse, actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children)

Birth
1958

Greg Chaisson, heavy metal rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)

Birth
1958

Felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74

Death
1959

Kurtis Blow, NYC, rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks)

Birth
1959

Emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55

Death
1959

Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)

Birth
1960

Race riot in Jacksonville Florida

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