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August 9

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In the headlines today:
2003Actor Gregory Hines dies of liver cancer in Los Angeles, at age 57.

Charlton Heston
 Actor Charlton Heston announces in a taped statement that he has symptoms consistent
 with Alzheimer's disease.
 (photo credit: NARA)

2000Bridgestone/Firestone begins recalling 6.5 million tires suspected of causing 46 deaths and hundreds of accidents.
1995Grateful Dead guitarist-singer Jerry Garcia dies in San Francisco of a heart attack at age 53.
1975The Superdome sports arena in New Orleans, LA, is officially opened.

Richard M. Nixon
 US president Richard Nixon's resignation becomes official.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1969Actress Sharon Tate and four others are brutally murdered by Charles Manson and members of his cult in Los Angeles.
1965Singapore declares its independence from Malaysia.
1945Looking for a way to end WWII, the US drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 70,000 from the explosion and radiation poisoning. (Japan surrenders the next day.)
1936  Sprinter Jesse Owens becomes the first American to win four gold medals in a single Olympics.

Born today:

1970  Arion Salazar - bassist (Third Eye Blind)

1968  Gillian Anderson - actress

1967  Deion Sanders - football and baseball player

1963  Whitney Houston - singer, actress

1960  Aimee Mann - singer

1957  Melanie Griffith - actress

1955  Benjamin Orr - bassist, singer (The Cars)

1946  Jim Kiick - football player

1945  Ken Norton - world heavyweight boxing champ (1978)

1944  Sam Elliott - actor

1944  Viv Prince - drummer (The Pretty Things)

1939  Billy Henderson - singer (Spinners)

1928  Bob Cousy - basketball player

1927  Robert Shaw - actor

Izaak Walton

1593  Izaak Walton - author, fishing expert
 (photo credit: Hemera)


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