On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1976

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan
  • Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
  • USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1's The Chris Moyles show Producer
  • Audrey Tautou, French actress (Venus Beauty Institute), born in Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France
  • Jessica Capshaw, American actress
  • Leigh Kakaty, Canadian singer (Pop Evil), born in Kingston, Canada
  • Rhona Mitra, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
  • Max Vredenburg, composer, dies at 72