On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • -10] Australian troops land in Brunei Bay, North Borneo
  • 71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr scores his third of record 5 Derby wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Warner Bros cartoon "A Gruesome Twosome" starring Tweety premieres in USA

Famous Birthdays

  • Faina Myelink, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Luis OcaƱa, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • Nike Wagner, German woman of the theater