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Who was born on August 9? Who died on August 9? What is celebrated on August 9? Who famous was born on August 9?
Historical events of August 9 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 9:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 9 is the 221th
(Two-hundredth twentieth first) day of the year.

There are 144 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

The soft is stronger than the hard; water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than violence.

— Hermann Hesse
German writer (died August 9, 1962)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

August 9 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 48 a. C .: in Thessaly (Greece), during the second civil war of the Roman Republic, Julius Caesar’s army defeats Pompey’s army in the battle of Farsalia.
  • 70: the Jewish revolt against the Romans causes General Titus, later emperor, to plunder the city. The second temple was completely destroyed by fire.
  • 378: the battle of Adrianople (now Edirne in Turkey) takes place between the Visigoths and the Roman army, led by the Emperor Valente, who dies in the battle.
  • 865: near Miranda de Ebro (Spain) the battle of Morcuera is fought, in which Mohamed I of Córdoba defeats Rodrigo de Castilla.
  • 1173: in Italy the construction of the Tower of Pisa begins.
  • 1483: opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
  • 1540: in the Valle del Cauca (Colombia), the Spanish Jorge Robledo (1500-1546) founded the village of Cartago.
  • 1757: French general Louis-Joseph de Montcalm wins victory in the siege of the British fortress of Fort William Henry (Battle of Fort William Henry).
  • 1772: in Salzburg (Austria), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is appointed Domkonzertmeister by the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, Hieronymus von Colloredo.
  • 1810: Napoleon Bonaparte annexes Westphalia to France.
  • 1862: in the United States, in the framework of the American Civil War, the battle of Cedar Mountain is fought.
  • 1884: in the province of San Juan (Argentina) the Pocito department is created.
  • 1884: San José (Costa Rica) becomes the first city in Latin America to have electric lighting.
  • 1892: Thomas Edison receives the patent for the two-way telegraph.
  • 1902: King Edward VII is crowned in the United Kingdom.
  • 1930: Betty Boop makes her debut in the short Dizzy Dishes.
  • 1934: On August 9, Hergé begins to serialize the comic strip in Le Petit Vingtième that will later be known as El Loto Azul.
  • 1936: Berlin Olympics: Jesse Owens wins the fourth gold medal and becomes the first American to win four golds at an Olympiad.
  • 1939: formation of the Second Francoist Government of Spain (1939-1941).
  • 1942: Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by the British army, launching the Quit movement.
  • 1945: in Nagasaki (Japan), the United States makes the second detonation of a Fat Man atomic bomb against civilians in history.
  • 1952: the city of La Plata in Argentina is renamed Ciudad Eva Perón, after a decree of the executive power to honor Evita after her death.
  • 1957: In Area U12c.02 of the Nevada Atomic Test Site, at 4:59 p.m. (local time), the United States detonates its 0.00005 kt Saturn atomic bomb. It is the 102nd bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1961: at the Arroyo Grande farm, near the Cuban city of Trinidad (Sancti Spíritus province), the band of Blas Tardío Hernández, Enrique Lavilla Urquiza, Alfonso García, Obdulio Hernández and El Toro (José Alejo González) ―in the framework of the terrorist attacks organized by the US CIA – they assassinate the peasant Tico (Néstor Guerra Nieblas).
  • 1965: Singapore becomes independent from Malaysia.
  • 1969: in the mansion of 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles (California), members of the sect La Familia (Charles Manson) murder five people, among them the famous actress Sharon Tate.
  • 1972: In the Final of the First Division of Mexico played at the Azteca Stadium, Cruz Azul defeats Club América 4-1, becoming the Mexican Soccer Champion, giving rise to the Clásico Joven
  • 1974: in the United States, Republican President Richard Nixon resigns due to scandals of corruption, abuse of power and spying on the Democrats known as Watergate. He is succeeded in the presidency by Republican Vice President Gerald Ford.
  • 1986: In Knebworth Park, England, before more than 120,000 spectators, the British rock band Queen performs its last concert with its original members, before the death of vocalist Freddie Mercury in 1991.
  • 1992: closing ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
  • 1995: at the Chichontepec volcano (El Salvador), at 8:14 p.m., Aviateca flight 901 crashes; It is considered the worst plane crash in the history of that country.
  • 2001: 15 people die in the Sbarro restaurant (in Jerusalem) after a bomb explosion.
  • 2002: in the Cacadu District (South Africa) the repatriated remains of Sara Baartman (Gamtoos River, 1789-Paris, 1815), a slave of the Khoikhoi ethnic group (pejoratively “Hottentot”) exhibited in British and French circuses, are buried.
  • 2008: Russian troops initiate the Battle of the Kodori Valley, where they have occupied Georgia since 2006 and claimed by the separatist republic of Abkhazia.
  • 2009: Chelsea Football Club win their fourth FA Community Shield by defeating Manchester United 4-1 on penalties.
  • 2020: The United States exceeds 5,000,000 affected by COVID-19.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

August 9 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 232: Probus, Roman emperor (f. 282).
  • 1484: Luisa de Medrano, Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1527).
  • 1593: Izaac Walton, British writer (d. 1683).
  • 1603: Johannes Cocceius, German theologian (d. 1669).
  • 1631: John Dryden, British playwright and poet (d. 1700).
  • 1648: Johann Michael Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1694).
  • 1663: Fernando de Medici, Tuscan Duke (d. 1713).
  • 1669: Eudoxia Lopujiná, Russian empress (d. 1731).
  • 1672: Jusepe Ximénez, Spanish composer and organist.
  • 1688: Jacobo Balde, German poet (b.1604).
  • 1696: Joseph Wenceslaus, Prince of Liechtenstein (d. 1772).
  • 1718: Lőrinc Orczy, Hungarian poet (d. 1789).
  • 1722: Augustus William of Prussia, Prussian prince (d. 1758).
  • 1726: Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (d. 1778).
  • 1736: Luis José de Borbón-Condé, French general (d. 1818).
  • 1754: Pierre Charles L’Enfant, French-American architect (d. 1825).
  • 1757: Thomas Telford, Scottish stonemason, civil engineer and architect (d. 1834).
  • 1757: Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, wife of Alexander Hamilton (d. 1854)
  • 1760: Saturnino Sarassa, Argentine military man (d. 1833).
  • 1762 – Mary Randolph, American gourmet (d. 1828).
  • 1776: Amedeo Avogadro, Italian physicist and chemist (d. 1856).
  • 1782: Vicente Guerrero, politician and president of Mexico (d. 1831).
  • 1783: Alejandra Pávlovna Románova, Russian aristocrat (d. 1801).
  • 1789: Nicolas Bochsa, French composer (d. 1856).
  • 1790: Federico Rauch, German military man (d. 1829).
  • 1794: Achille Valenciennes, French zoologist (d. 1865).
  • 1799: José Justo Gómez de la Cortina, writer, diplomat and Mexican aristocrat (d. 1860).
  • 1809: William Barret Travis, lawyer and American military man (d. 1836).
  • 1817: Justo Arosemena, Panamanian politician, creator of the Federal State of Panama (f. 1856).
  • 1818: Pedro Igarzábal, Argentine politician (d. 1872).
  • 1819 – William Morton, American dentist (d. 1868).
  • 1820: François Roffiaen, Belgian painter (d. 1898).
  • 1821: José Justo Álvarez Valenzuela, Mexican military (d. 1897).
  • 1822: Jorge Loring y Oyarzábal, Spanish politician (d. 1900).
  • 1834: Manuel Pardo y Lavalle, Peruvian politician and president (d. 1878).
  • 1839: Carlos Teodoro, Bavarian Duke (d. 1909).
  • 1839: Gaston Paris, French philologist and linguist (d. 1903).
  • 1845: André Bessette, Canadian pastor and saint (d. 1937).
  • 1847: María Victoria dal Pozzo, Italian aristocrat, wife of King Amadeo of Spain (d. 1876).
  • 1851: José Francisco Godoy, Mexican writer (d. 1951).
  • 1853: Michael Schwab, American labor leader (d. 1898).
  • 1855: Jean Lorrain, French writer (d. 1906).
  • 1858: Agustina Andrade, Argentine writer (d. 1891).
  • 1861: Dorothea Klumpke Roberts, American astronomer (d. 1942)
  • 1863: Count of Romanones, Spanish president (d. 1950).
  • 1864: Roman Dmowski, Polish politician (d. 1939).
  • 1868: Kazushige Ugaki, Japanese general (d. 1956).
  • 1869: Manuel Medina Olmos, Spanish priest (d. 1936).
  • 1871: Leonid Andréiev, Russian writer (d. 1919).
  • 1871: Elías David Curiel, Venezuelan writer (d. 1924).
  • 1872: Angelo Rotta, Italian priest (d. 1965).
  • 1874: Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan conductor and composer (d. 1947).
  • 1875: Albert William Ketèlbey, British composer, conductor and pianist (d. 1959).
  • 1878: Paul Renner, German typographer, graphic designer (d. 1956).
  • 1880: Ramón Pérez de Ayala, Spanish writer (d. 1962).
  • 1882: Reinhold Conrad Muschler, German botanist (d. 1957).
  • 1883: Heinrich Blasius, German engineer (d. 1970).
  • 1884: Diego San José de la Torre, Spanish writer and historian (d. 1962).
  • 1887: Hans Oster, German general (d. 1945).
  • 1888: Federico Díaz Dulanto, Peruvian sailor and politician (d. 1954).
  • 1892: Ranganathan, Indian mathematician and librarian (d. 1972).
  • 1894: Francisco Monterde, Mexican writer (d. 1985).
  • 1896: Erich Hückel, German chemist and physicist (d. 1980).
  • 1896: Jean Piaget, French child psychologist (d. 1980).
  • 1897: Marta Brunet, Chilean writer (d. 1967).
  • 1897: Luis Alberto Despontín, Argentine jurist (d. 1972).
  • 1899: Pamela Lyndon Travers, Australian writer and journalist (d. 1996).
  • 1900: Humberto Cozzo, Brazilian sculptor (f. 1981).
  • 1901: Charles Farrell, American actor (d. 1990).
  • 1902: Zino Francescatti, French violinist (d. 1991).
  • 1903: Santiago Aznar, Spanish politician (d. 1979).
  • 1903: Tom Tyler, American actor (d. 1954).
  • 1904: Alfonso Guixot Guixot, Spanish businessman and leader (d. 1956).
  • 1906: Lucio Demare, Argentine musician and composer (d. 1974).
  • 1907: Manolo Cuadra, Nicaraguan writer (d. 1957).
  • 1908: Mary G. Ross, first Native American (American) engineer (d. 2008)
  • 1909: Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (d. 1944).
  • 1911: William Alfred Fowler, American physicist, 1983 Nobel laureate in physics (d. 1996).
  • 1912: Igor Markévich, Ukrainian conductor and composer (d. 1983).
  • 1912: Alfredo Palacio Moreno, Ecuadorian sculptor (d. 1998).
  • 1914: Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor and musician (d. 1963).
  • 1914: Tove Jansson, Finnish writer (d. 2001).
  • 1914: Carlos Arturo Mullin, Uruguayan bishop (d. 1985).
  • 1914 – Alastair Windsor, British aristocrat (d. 1946).
  • 1915: Ring Lardner Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (d. 2000).
  • 1915: Michael Young, British sociologist and politician (d. 2002).
  • 1915: Mareta West, American astrogeologist (d. 1998)
  • 1915: José María Pujadas Ferrer in Canet de Mar Spain, Catholic priest, founder of the Movement of Youth Promotion Encounters
  • 1918: Robert Aldrich, American filmmaker (d. 1983).
  • 1919: Joop den Uyl, Dutch Prime Minister (d. 1987).
  • 1919: Leona Woods, American physicist (d. 1986)
  • 1919: Emilio Vedova, Italian painter and printmaker (d. 2006).
  • 1920: Luisa Alberca, radio writer and scriptwriter (f. 2006).
  • 1921: Elías Amézaga, Spanish writer (d. 2008).
  • 1922: Philip Larkin, British poet (d. 1985).
  • 1923: Luis Álvarez Lencero, Spanish poet, sculptor and painter (d. 1983).
  • 1924: Rogers Becerra Casanovas, Bolivian musician (d. 2005).
  • 1924: Oscar Ferrari, Argentine tango singer (f. 2008).
  • 1925: David A. Huffman, American computer scientist (d. 1999).
  • 1925: Valentín Pimstein, Chilean soap opera producer (f. 2017).
  • 1925: Francisco René Santucho, Argentine revolutionary (d. 1975).
  • 1927: Daniel Keyes, American writer and psychologist (d. 2014).
  • 1927: Marvin Minsky, American computer engineer (d. 2016).
  • 1927: Robert Shaw, British actor (d. 1978).
  • 1927: Beatriz Thibaudin, Argentine film, theater and television actress (d. 2007).
  • 1927: Alejandro Mieres, Spanish painter and plastic artist (d. 2018).
  • 1928: Bob Cousy, American basketball player.
  • 1929: Hipólito Atilio López, Argentine politician (d. 1974).
  • 1929: Pedro Orgambide, Argentine polygraph writer and screenwriter (f. 2003).
  • 1930: Carmen Balcells, Spanish publisher (d. 2015).
  • 1930: Jacques Parizeau, Canadian economist and politician (d. 2015).
  • 1931: Mário Zagallo, Brazilian coach and footballer.
  • 1931: Jaime Peiró, Spanish footballer (d. 2016).
  • 1932: José Antonio Aguiriano, Spanish politician (f. 1996).
  • 1933: Mercedes Durand, Salvadoran journalist and poet (f. 1999).
  • 1934: Cynthia Harris, American actress.
  • 1935: Joaquim Jordà, Spanish actor and director (d. 2006).
  • 1936: Julián Javier, Dominican baseball player.
  • 1936: José Luis Uribarri, Spanish journalist (d. 2012).
  • 1937: Edda Adler, Argentine chemist (f. 2019).
  • 1937: Ricardo Letts Colmenares, Peruvian politician (d. 2021).
  • 1937: Nelson Villagra, Chilean actor and director.
  • 1938: Leonid Kuchma, 2nd President of Ukraine.
  • 1938: Rod Laver, Australian tennis player.
  • 1938: Otto Rehhagel, German footballer and coach.
  • 1939: Bulle Ogier, French actress.
  • 1939: Romano Prodi, Italian politician.
  • 1940: Mario Almela, Mexican painter (d. 2017).
  • 1940: Mercedes Alonso, Spanish actress.
  • 1940: Luis Maira, Chilean lawyer and politician.
  • 1942: Jack DeJohnette, American drummer and pianist, of the Gateway and Trio Beyond bands.
  • 1942: Miguel Littín, Chilean filmmaker.
  • 1943: Fernando Flores Labra, Chilean politician.
  • 1943: Héctor Malamud, Argentine actor (f. 2008).
  • 1943: Ken Norton, American boxer (d. 2013).
  • 1943: Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman and former president of Real Madrid.
  • 1944: Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (d. 1980).
  • 1944: Sam Elliott, American actor.
  • 1944: Ricard Miralles, Spanish musician.
  • 1945: Barbara Delinsky, American writer.
  • 1945: Manuela Fingueret, Argentine writer and journalist (f. 2013).
  • 1946: Carlos Ñáñez, Argentine bishop.
  • 1946: Teófilo Torres Corzo, Mexican politician.
  • 1947: Roy Hodgson, British footballer and coach.
  • 1947: Jaume Sabaté, Spanish footballer and coach.
  • 1948: Claudia Blum, Colombian politician.
  • 1952: Àngel Ros, Spanish politician.
  • 1953: Ludo Peeters, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1953: Alberto Saiz, Spanish politician.
  • 1953: Jean Tirole, French economist.
  • 1954: Marcelo Trivelli, Chilean engineer and politician.
  • 1954; Pablo Salazar Mendiguchía, Mexican politician.
  • 1957: Melanie Griffith, American actress.
  • 1957: Juan José Guerenabarrena, Spanish journalist.
  • 1958: Amanda Bearse, American actress.
  • 1958: José Manuel González-Páramo, Spanish economist.
  • 1959: Kurtis Blow, American rapper.
  • 1959: María Guleghina, Russian soprano.
  • 1959: Michael Kors, American fashion designer.
  • 1959: Arturo Zaldívar Lelo de Larrea, Mexican politician.
  • 1960: Hugo Alberto Torres Marín, Colombian priest.
  • 1960: Tomás Reñones, Spanish footballer.
  • 1961: Brad Gilbert, American tennis player.
  • 1961: John Key, New Zealand politician.
  • 1962: Rodrigo Goñi Romero, Uruguayan politician.
  • 1962: Héctor Manuel Herrero, Argentine footballer.
  • 1962: Gabriel Sopeña, Spanish poet and composer.
  • 1962: John “Hot Rod” Williams, American basketball player.
  • 1963: Whitney Houston, American singer and actress (d. 2012).
  • 1963: Anabela Ascar, Argentine journalist.
  • 1963: Alain Menu, Swiss motorsport driver.
  • 1963: Domingo Quiñones, Puerto Rican singer.
  • 1963: Ernesto Tenembaum, Argentine journalist.
  • 1965: Alexis Ayala, Mexican actor
  • 1966: Vinny Del Negro, American basketball player and coach.
  • 1966: Yuri Pérez, Chilean writer.
  • 1966: Heloísa Périssé, Brazilian comedian.
  • 1966: Glenn Postolski, Argentine researcher.
  • 1967: Cristina Tárrega, Spanish journalist.
  • 1968: Gillian Anderson, American actress.
  • 1968: Eric Bana, Australian actor.
  • 1968: Sam Fogarino, American drummer, of the bands Interpol and Magnetic Morning.
  • 1968: McG, American filmmaker.
  • 1968: Joseph McGinty Nichol, American filmmaker.
  • 1969: Paloma Tortajada, Spanish journalist (f. 2019).
  • 1970: Chris Cuomo, American journalist.
  • 1971: Mack 10, American rapper and actor.
  • 1971: Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist.
  • 1972: A-mei, Taiwanese singer-songwriter.
  • 1972: Aitor Huegún, Spanish soccer player.
  • 1972: Juanes, Colombian singer-songwriter.
  • 1973: Kevin McKidd, British actor.
  • 1973: Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer.
  • 1974: Derek Fisher, American basketball player.
  • 1974: Nicola Stapleton, British actress.
  • 1976: Nawaf al-Hazmi, Saudi terrorist who participated in 9/11 (d. 2001).
  • 1976: Jessica Capshaw, American actress.
  • 1976: Rhona Mitra, English actress.
  • 1976: Mark Priestley, Australian actor (f. 2008).
  • 1976: Pablo Saldarriaga, Peruvian actor.
  • 1976: Audrey Tautou, French actress.
  • 1977: Jason Frasor, American baseball player.
  • 1977: Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player.
  • 1977: Adewale Ogunleye, American football player.
  • 1977: Mikaël Silvestre, French footballer.
  • 1977: Ime Udoka, American basketball player.
  • 1978: Ana Serradilla, Mexican actress.
  • 1979: Matías Bize, Chilean filmmaker.
  • 1979: Jorge Luis Vázquez, Mexican actor.
  • 1979: Tony Stewart, American football player.
  • 1979: Pablo Couñago, Spanish footballer.
  • 1980: Texas Battle, American actor.
  • 1980: Nuria Cabanillas, Spanish gymnast.
  • 1980: Charlie David, Canadian actor.
  • 1981: Jarvis Hayes, American basketball player.
  • 1981: Mariazel Olle Casals, Spanish host, actress and model.
  • 1981: Julián Cerdá Vicente, Spanish footballer.
  • 1981: Bartłomiej Grzelak, Polish footballer.
  • 1982: Joel Anthony, American basketball player.
  • 1982: Tyson Gay, American athlete.
  • 1982: Anna Simon Marí, Spanish television presenter and journalist.
  • 1982: Kanstantsín Siutsou, Belarusian cyclist.
  • 1982: Jes Macallan, American actress.
  • 1983: Ashley Johnson, American actress.
  • 1983: Issoumaila Dao, Ivorian footballer.
  • 1984: Marcos Carvajal, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1984: Gaizka Toquero, Spanish footballer.
  • 1984: Mirco Antenucci, Italian footballer.
  • 1985: Luca Filippi, Italian racing driver.
  • 1985: Anna Kendrick, American actress.
  • 1985: Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican soccer player (d. 2011).
  • 1985: JaMarcus Russell, American football player.
  • 1986: José Manuel Casado, Spanish footballer.
  • 1986: Alejandro Faurlín, Argentine footballer.
  • 1986: Robert Kiserlovski, Croatian cyclist.
  • 1986: Tyler Smith, American musician, of the bands In Fear and Faith and The Word Alive.
  • 1987: Giselle Calderón, Ecuadorian actress.
  • 1987: Diego de Erice, Mexican actor.
  • 1988: Willian, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1989: Jason Heyward, American baseball player.
  • 1989: Andrea Iannone, MotoGP rider.
  • 1989: Stefano Okaka Chuka, Italian footballer.
  • 1990: Adelaide Kane, Australian actress.
  • 1990: Bill Skarsgård, Swedish actor.
  • 1990: Jan Lecjaks, Czech footballer.
  • 1991: Alexa Bliss, American professional wrestler.
  • 1993: Patricio Gallardo, Mexican actor and singer.
  • 1993: Rydel Lynch, singer, keyboardist and American dancer.
  • 1994: Jonathan Espericueta, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1994: Forrest Landis, American actor.
  • 1994: Max Clayton, English footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

August 9 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 117: Trajan, Roman Emperor (n. 53).
  • 378: Valens, Roman emperor (b. 328).
  • 803: Irene of Athens (b. 752).
  • 833: Al-Mamún, Abbasid caliph (d. 786).
  • 1002: Almanzor, Andalusian military and politician (n.938).
  • 1048: Pope Damasus II.
  • 1107: Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079).
  • 1250: Erico IV of Denmark (b. 1216).
  • 1284: Jaime of Castile (b. 1267).
  • 1516: (around) Bosco, Dutch painter (b.1450).
  • 1354: Stephen of Anjou of Hungary (b.1332).
  • 1534: Tomás Cayetano, Italian theologian (b. 1470).
  • 1601: Michael the Brave, Ottoman prince (b. 1558).
  • 1632: Maria Cristina de Medici, Italian nobleman (b.1609).
  • 1635: John II of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken (b. 1584).
  • 1801: María Gertrudis Hore, Spanish poet (b. 1742).
  • 1820: Anders Sparrman, Swedish botanist (born 1748).
  • 1837: Xavier Sigalon, French painter (d. 1787).
  • 1844: Mateo Miguel Ayllón Alonso, Spanish politician (b. 1793).
  • 1853: Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński, Polish mathematician (b. 1776).
  • 1869: Miguel del Carpio y Melgar, Peruvian politician and writer (b. 1795).
  • 1873: Casto José Alvarado, Honduran politician (b. 1820).
  • 1880: José Murature, Argentine painter (b.1804).
  • 1881: José Valenzuela y Márquez, Spanish politician and physician (b. 1820).
  • 1886: Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet and artist (b. 1810).
  • 1892: V. S. Apte, Indian sanskritologist and lexicographer (b. 1858).
  • 1897: Jorge José Zenarruza, Argentine politician (b. 1847).
  • 1900: Vicente Ríos Enrique, Valencian foundry master (b. 1842).
  • 1901: Dalmiro Costa, Uruguayan composer (b. 1836).
  • 1904: Friedrich Ratzel, German geographer (b. 1844).
  • 1910 – Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial arts master (b. 1868).
  • 1912: Cándida María de Jesús, Spanish saint (b. 1845).
  • 1912: Francisco Podestá, Argentine teacher (b. 1862).
  • 1913: Wilhelm Albermann, German sculptor (b.1835).
  • 1914: Roque Sáenz Peña, Argentine president (b. 1851).
  • 1916: Guido Gozzano, Italian poet (b. 1883).
  • 1918: Mariana Cope, Austrian saint (b. 1838).
  • 1919 – Ernst Haeckel, German biologist and physicist (b. 1834).
  • 1919: Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (b.1857).
  • 1920: Enrique Rosas, Mexican filmmaker (b. 1877).
  • 1923: Francisco Soler Cirila, Argentine doctor (b. 1835).
  • 1929: Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (b. 1858).
  • 1932 – Graham Wallas, British socialist (b.1858).
  • 1934: Gastón Lelarge, French architect (b. 1861).
  • 1934: Fritz Kurt Alexander von Schwerin, German botanist (b.1856).
  • 1935: Alfredo Andersen, Norwegian painter (b. 1860).
  • 1935: Federico Martínez de Hoz, Argentine politician (b. 1866).
  • 1936: Florentino Asensio Barroso, Spanish bishop (b. 1877).
  • 1942: Edith Stein, German philosopher and nun (b. 1891).
  • 1944: Chaim Soutine, Russian painter (b. 1894).
  • 1945 – Harry Hillman, American athlete (b. 1881).
  • 1945 – Charles Sands, American golfer and tennis player (b. 1865).
  • 1946: Léon Gaumont, French inventor (b.1864).
  • 1947: Reginald Innes Pocock, British biologist (b.1863).
  • 1948: Hugo Ferdinand Boss, German fashion designer (b. 1885).
  • 1949 – Harry Davenport, American actor (b.1866).
  • 1949: Edward Thorndike, American behavioral psychologist (b. 1874).
  • 1953: Henri Étiévant, French actor and director (b. 1870).
  • 1956: Tobías Dantzig, Russian-American mathematician (b. 1884).
  • 1958: Felipe Boero, Argentine composer (b. 1884).
  • 1960: Adela Carbone, Italian actress.
  • 1961 – Walter Bedell Smith, American general (b.1895).
  • 1961: José Domínguez Echenique, Chilean politician (b.1900).
  • 1962: Hermann Hesse, Swiss writer of German origin (b. 1877).
  • 1964: Amelia Wilhelmy, Mexican singer (b.1900).
  • 1967: Pedro Garfias, Spanish poet (b.1901).
  • 1967: Joe Orton, British playwright (b. 1933).
  • 1969: Cecil Frank Powell, British physicist, 1950 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
  • 1969: Sharon Tate, American actress; assassinated by Charles Manson (b.1943).
  • 1971: Manuel Lozano Garrido, Spanish writer (b.1920).
  • 1971: Ángel Segundo Médici, Argentine soccer player (b. 1897).
  • 1973: Charles Daniels, American swimmer (b. 1885).
  • 1974: Else Alfelt, Danish painter (b.1910).
  • 1974: Bill Chase, American trumpeter (b.1934).
  • 1975: Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (b.1906).
  • 1976: José Lezama Lima, Cuban writer (b. 1910).
  • 1976: Mariano Ozores Francés, Spanish actor (b. 1890).
  • 1977: David Caro, Argentine politician and doctor (b.1900).
  • 1979: Chus Alonso, Spanish footballer (b.1917).
  • 1980: Jacqueline Cochran, American pilot (b.1906).
  • 1988: Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (b.1905).
  • 1988: Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor and comedian (b. 1923).
  • 1991: Schubert Gambetta, Uruguayan soccer player (b.1920).
  • 1991: Zbigniew Adam Strzałkowski, Polish Catholic priest, missionary and Blessed (b.1958).
  • 1991: Michael Tomaszek, Polish Catholic priest, missionary and Blessed (b.1960).
  • 1991: Alessandro Dordi, Italian Catholic priest, missionary and Blessed (b.1931).
  • 1992: Manuel Ulloa Elías, Peruvian economist and politician (b. 1922).
  • 1993: César Altamirano, Peruvian singer (b.1944).
  • 1994: Manuel Cepeda Vargas, Colombian journalist and politician (b. 1930).
  • 1994: Miguel Frank, Chilean filmmaker and writer (b.1920).
  • 1995: Teodoro Alcalde, Peruvian soccer player (b.1913).
  • 1995: Jerry Garcia, American musician (Grateful Dead) (b. 1942).
  • 1996: Emilio Ariño, Argentine announcer, journalist and actor (b.1930).
  • 1996: Frank Whittle, British engineer (b.1907).
  • 1998: Alberto Pafundi, Argentine soccer player (b.1952).
  • 1998: Frankie Ruiz, American salsa singer of Puerto Rican origin (b. 1958).
  • 1998: Francisco Zúñiga, Mexican painter and sculptor (b. 1912).
  • 2000: John Harsanyi, Hungarian-American economist (b.1920).
  • 2002: Roberto Guzmán, Mexican actor (b.1936).
  • 2002: Bertold Hummel, German composer (b.1925).
  • 2002: Paul Samson, British guitarist, of the band Samson (b.1953).
  • 2003: Jacques Deray, French filmmaker (b.1929).
  • 2003: Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (b. 1946).
  • 2004: Eduard Neumann, German soldier (b.1911).
  • 2004: Jacinto Peynado Garrigosa, Dominican politician and businessman (b. 1941).
  • 2004: David Raksin, American composer (b.1912).
  • 2005: Colette Besson, French athlete (b. 1946).
  • 2005: Matthew McGrory, American actor (b. 1973).
  • 2006: Miguel «Angá» Díaz, Cuban Latin jazz percussionist (b. 1961).
  • 2006: Melissa Hayden, Canadian dancer (b.1923).
  • 2006: James Van Allen, American physicist (b.1914).
  • 2006: Alberto Wagner de Reyna, Peruvian philosopher and writer (b.1915).
  • 2008: Bernie Mac, American actor and comedian (b.1957).
  • 2008: Mahmud Darwish, Palestinian poet (b.1941).
  • 2008: Dunav Kuzmanich, Chilean filmmaker, scriptwriter and librettist based in Colombia (b. 1935).
  • 2009: Thierry Jonquet, French writer (d. 1954).
  • 2010: Fernando Fernández, Spanish cartoonist, illustrator and painter (b.1940).
  • 2010: Ted Stevens, American politician and lawyer (b. 1923).
  • 2011: Bartomeu Fiol, Spanish poet (b.1933).
  • 2012: Al Freeman, Jr., American actor and director (b.1934).
  • 2012: David Rakoff, Canadian writer, journalist and actor (b.1964).
  • 2012: Jan Sawka, American architect (b.1946).
  • 2012: Mel Stuart, American filmmaker (b.1928).
  • 2012: Carmen Belén Richardson, Puerto Rican actress (b.1930).
  • 2012: Sancho Gracia, Spanish actor (b.1936).
  • 2013: Eduardo Falú, Argentine guitarist, singer and composer (b.1923).
  • 2013: Luis Ramírez Saldarriaga, Colombian singer-songwriter (b.1917).
  • 2016: Gerald Grosvenor, British businessman and aristocrat (b.1951).
  • 2016: Celestina Marrón, Spanish communist militant (b.1926).
  • 2018: Néstor Gurini, Argentine motor racing driver (b.1954).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

August 9 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • International Day of Solidarity with the struggle of Women in South Africa and Namibia
  • International Day of Indigenous Peoples
  • Argentina
    • Special Education Teacher’s Day
  • Singapore
    • Independence Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 9 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Edith Stein (religious and martyr)
  • Saint Fedliminus of Kilmore (bishop)
  • Saint Nateo of Achad
  • Saint Oswald of Maserfield
  • Blessed Candida Maria de Jesus
  • Blessed Claudio Richard
  • Blessed Falco of Palena
  • Blessed Florentino Asensio Barroso (bishop and martyr)
  • Blessed Germán Garrigues Hernández
  • Blessed Guillermo Plaza Hernánde
  • Blessed Juan de Fermo
  • Blessed Juan de Salerno
  • Blessed Ricardo Bere and companions
  • Blessed Rubén de Jesús López Aguilar and companions.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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August 9 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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Famous & Celebrities People Born “A Day as Today”

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August 9 – A Day as Today – Today’s Famous Birthdays

  • 1934 – Cynthia Harris, American actress.
  • 1935 – Joaquim Jordà, Spanish actor and director.
  • 1936 – Julián Javier, American baseball player.
  • 1936 – José Luis Uribarri, Spanish journalist (d. 2012).
  • 1937 – Edda Adler, Argentine chemist.
  • 1937 – Ricardo Letts Colmenares, Peruvian politician.
  • 1937 – Nelson Villagra, Chilean actor and director.
  • 1938 – Leonid Kuchma, 2nd President of Ukraine.
  • 1938 – Rod Laver, Australian tennis player.
  • 1938 – Otto Rehhagel, German footballer and coach.
  • 1939 – Bulle Ogier, French actress.
  • 1939 – Romano Prodi, Italian politician.
  • 1940 – Mario Almela, Mexican painter.
  • 1940 – Mercedes Alonso, Spanish actress.
  • 1940 – Luis Maira, Chilean lawyer and politician.
  • 1942 – Jack DeJohnette, drummer and American poanist (Gateway and Trio Beyond).
  • 1942 – Miguel Littín, Chilean filmmaker.
  • 1943 – Fernando Flores Labra, Chilean politician.
  • 1943 – Ken Norton, American boxer (d. 2013).
  • 1943 – Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman and former president of Real Madrid.
  • 1944 – Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (d. 1980).
  • 1944 – Sam Elliott, American actor.
  • 1944 – Ricard Miralles, Spanish musician.
  • 1945 – Barbara Delinsky, American writer.
  • 1945 – Manuela Fingueret, Argentine writer and journalist (f. 2013).
  • 1946 – Carlos Ñáñez, Argentine bishop.
  • 1946 – Teófilo Torres Corzo, Mexican politician.
  • 1947 – Roy Hodgson, English footballer and coach.
  • 1948 – Claudia Blum, Colombian politician.
  • 1952 – Àngel Ros, Catalan politician.
  • 1953 – Ludo Peeters, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1953 – Alberto Saiz, Spanish politician.
  • 1954 – Marcelo Trivelli, Chilean engineer and politician.
  • 1954 – Pablo Salazar Mendiguchía, Mexican politician.
  • 1956 – Rubén Rivarola, Argentine merchant.
  • 1957 – Melanie Griffith, American actress.
  • 1957 – Juan José Guerenabarrena, Spanish journalist.
  • 1958 – Amanda Bearse, American actress.
  • 1958 – José Manuel González-Páramo, Spanish economist.
  • 1959 – Kurtis Blow, American rapper.
  • 1959 – Mariya Guléguina, Russian soprano.
  • 1959 – Michael Kors, American fashion designer.
  • 1959 – Arturo Zaldívar Lelo de Larrea, Mexican politician.
  • 1960 – Hugo Alberto Torres Marín, Colombian priest.
  • 1960 – Tomás Reñones, Spanish footballer.
  • 1961 – Brad Gilbert, American tennis player.
  • 1961 – John Key, New Zealand politician.
  • 1962 – Rodrigo Goñi, Uruguayan politician.
  • 1962 – Héctor Manuel Herrero, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1962 – Gabriel Sopeña, Spanish poet and composer.
  • 1962 – John “Hot Rod” Williams, American basketball player.
  • 1963 – Whitney Houston, American singer and actress (d. 2012).
  • 1963 – Anabela Ascar, Argentine journalist.
  • 1963 – Alain Menu, Swiss motorsport driver.
  • 1963 – Domingo Quiñones, Puerto Rican singer.
  • 1963 – Ernesto Tenembaum, Argentine journalist.
  • 1965 – Alexis Ayala, Mexican actor
  • 1966 – Vinny Del Negro, American basketball player and coach.
  • 1966 – Yuri Pérez, Chilean writer.
  • 1966 – Heloísa Périssé, Brazilian comedian.
  • 1966 – Glenn Postolski, Argentine researcher.
  • 1968 – Gillian Anderson, American actress.
  • 1968 – Eric Bana, Australian actor.
  • 1968 – Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol and Magnetic Morning).
  • 1968 – McG, American filmmaker.
  • 1968 – Joseph McGinty Nichol, American film director.
  • 1970 – Chris Cuomo, American journalist.
  • 1970 – Stacy Valentine, American porn actress.
  • 1971 – Mack 10, American rapper and actor.
  • 1971 – Rodrigo Goldberg, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1971 – Davide Rebellin, Italian cyclist.
  • 1972 – A-mei, Taiwanese singer-songwriter.
  • 1972 – Aitor Huegún, Spanish soccer player.
  • 1972 – Juanes, Colombian singer-songwriter.
  • 1973 – Kevin McKidd, British actor.
  • 1973 – Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer.
  • 1974 – Derek Fisher, American basketball player.
  • 1974 – Nicola Stapleton, British actress.
  • 1976 – Nawaf al-Hazmi, Saudi terrorist of September 11 (d. 2001).
  • 1976 – Jessica Capshaw, American actress.
  • 1976 – Rhona Mitra, English actress.
  • 1976 – Mark Priestley, Australian actor (d. 2008).
  • 1976 – Pablo Saldarriaga, Peruvian actor.
  • 1976 – Audrey Tautou, French actress.
  • 1977 – Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player.
  • 1977 – Noizi Ito, Japanese game and manga designer.
  • 1977 – Adewale Ogunleye, American footballer.
  • 1977 – Mikael Silvestre, French footballer.
  • 1977 – Ime Udoka, American basketball player.
  • 1978 – Ana Serradilla, Mexican actress.
  • 1979 – Matías Bize, Chilean filmmaker.
  • 1979 – Tony Stewart, American football player.
  • 1980 – Texas Battle, American actor.
  • 1980 – Nuria Cabanillas, Spanish gymnast.
  • 1980 – Charlie David, Canadian actor.
  • 1981 – Jarvis Hayes, American basketball player.
  • 1982 – Joel Anthony, American basketball player.
  • 1982 – Tyson Gay, American athlete.
  • 1982 – Anna Simon Marí, Spanish television presenter and journalist.
  • 1982 – Kanstantsin Sivtsov, Belarusian cyclist.
  • 1983 – Ashley Johnson, American actress.
  • 1984 – Gaizka Tokero, Spanish footballer.
  • 1985 – Luca Filippi, Italian racing driver.
  • 1985 – Anna Kendrick, American actress.
  • 1985 – Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican soccer player (d. 2011).
  • 1985 – JaMarcus Russell, American football player.
  • 1986 – José Manuel Casado, Spanish footballer.
  • 1986 – Alejandro Faurlín, Argentine footballer.
  • 1986 – Robert Kiserlovski, Croatian cyclist.
  • 1986 – Tyler Smith, American musician (The Word Alive and In Fear and Faith).
  • 1987 – Giselle Calderón, Ecuadorian actress.
  • 1989 – Andrea Iannone, MotoGP rider.
  • 1989 – Stefano Okaka Chuka, Italian footballer.
  • 1990 – Adelaide Kane, Australian actress.
  • 1990 – Bill Skarsgård, Swedish actor.
  • 1993 – Patricio Gallardo, Mexican actor and singer.
  • 1994 – Jonathan Espericueta, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1994 – Forrest Landis, American actor.

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