August 9, 1969 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders

Birthdays in History

  • Divine Brown [Estelle Marie Thompson], American prostitute (Hugh Grant), born in Oakland, California

Deaths in History

  • Abigail Folger, American coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), dies at 65

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • Jay Sebring, American hair stylist (murdered) (b. 1933)
  • Steven Parent, American student (murdered) (b. 1951)
  • Voyteck Freykowski, US director, murdered
  • Wojciech Frykowski, Polish writer (murdered) (b. 1936)