On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
  • Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-10 launches

Famous Birthdays

  • Adelaide Kane, Australian actress

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies
  • Joe Mercer, English soccer midfielder, manager (5 caps, Manchester City manager 1965-71, Aston Villa 1958-64, England 1974), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 76