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August 9th is the 221st day of the year (222nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about August 9th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 9th
1757 Thomas Telford (architect, civil engineer)
1896 Jean Piaget (psychologist)
1922 Philip Larkin (poet)
1929 Robert Shaw (actor)
1939 Romano Prodi (Prime Minister of Italy 1996-1998, 2006-2008)
1944 John Simpson (journalist)
1947 Roy Hodgson (soccer manager)
1957 Melanie Griffith (actress)
1963 Whitney Houston (singer, actress)
1967 Deion Sanders (baseball player, American football player, actor)
1968 Gillian Anderson (actress)
1968 Eric Bana (actor)
1976 Rhona Mitra (actress)
1985 Vivek Ramaswarmy (US entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate)
August 9th in History
1173 Construction begins on the Tower of Pisa.
1902 King Edward VII crowned King of Britain.
1936 Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics.
1945 US drops the second atomic bomb used in warfare on the city of Nagasaki in Japan.
1963 The Great Train Robbery: 15 robbers steal $pound;2.6 million pounds in bank notes from a train in Britain.
1991 Warsaw radio mast collapses.
1995 Netscape launches IPO.
2006 MySpace reports the sign-up of its 100,000,000th registered user.
August 9th is also
National Day (Singapore)
National Women's Day (South Africa)
People born on August 9th are Leo
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