August 9th: What is special about this date?

August 9th marks the 221st day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 222nd in case of leap years). There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on August 9th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to August 9th and what happened on August 9th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about August 9th.


August 9th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On August 9th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Mahesh Babu
    Mahesh Babu (1975)

    Mahesh Babu is an Indian actor and producer who has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Telugu cinema.

  • Gillian Anderson
    Gillian Anderson (1968)

    American actress.

  • Whitney Houston
    Whitney Houston (1963)

    American pop diva, with three octaves of range.

  • Melanie Griffith
    Melanie Griffith (1957)

    American actress, 5'9" tall and voluptuous.

  • Anna Kendrick
    Anna Kendrick (1985)

    Anna kendrick is an american actress known for her roles in the pitch perfect movies and her oscar-nominated performance in up in the air.

  • Audrey Tautou
    Audrey Tautou (1976)

    French actress who made waves in 2001's "ama(c]lie".

  • Sam Elliott
    Sam Elliott (1944)

    Sam elliott is a renowned american actor known for his deep voice and iconic mustache, often cast in western and tough guy roles.

  • Bill Skarsgård
    Bill Skarsgård (1990)

    Bill skarsgård is a swedish actor known for his role as pennywise the dancing clown in the horror film it and its sequel it chapter two.

  • Adelaide Kane
    Adelaide Kane (1990)

    Tv actress.

  • Nikki Ziering
    Nikki Ziering (1971)

    American actress and model.

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August 9th: who died on this date?

On August 9th the following celebrities died:

  • Sharon Tate
    Sharon Tate (1969)

    American actress, model and sex symbol.

  • Gregory Hines
    Gregory Hines (2003)

    Gregory Hines was a talented American dancer and actor, known for his contributions to tap dancing.

  • Bernie Mac
    Bernie Mac (2008)

    American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1957).

  • Frank Gifford
    Frank Gifford (2015)

    American sportscaster.

  • Al Freeman
    Al Freeman (2012)


  • Anton Walbrook
    Anton Walbrook (1967)

    Actor (laura i accuse), suffers a heart attack at the age of 66.

  • Mahmoud Darwish (2008)

    Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as the Palestinian national poet.

  • Mouhamad Darwish (2008)

    Mouhamad Darwish was a renowned Palestinian poet and author who is considered one of the most important literary figures in the Arab world.

  • Chayim Soutine (1943)

    Renowned Russian-French expressionist painter known for his emotionally charged landscapes and still lifes.

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August 9th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On August 9th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Leo according to the Western Zodiac.

Leo zodiac sign

August 9th: what is special about the Leo sign?

The Leo sign encompasses people born between July 23rd and August 22nd.

You can discover Leo's personality traits and attitude and Leo's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Leo born in August discover why August born are so special.


August 9th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on August 9th in history:

  • Aug 9, 1930: Percy Williams runs world record 100m
  • Aug 9, 1936: Jesse Owens wins fourth gold medal of Berlin Olympics.
  • Aug 9, 1957: 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 22, All-Stars 12
  • Aug 9, 1975: Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consecutive base without being caught
  • Aug 9, 1978: Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
  • Aug 9, 1984: STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
  • Aug 9, 1986: Honky Tonk Nights closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Aug 9, 1987: Les Miserables, opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • Aug 9, 2006: Venezuela's opposition has chosen Manuel Rosales (Gouvernor of Zulia State) as its unity candidate in the December presidential election.
  • Aug 9, 2013: Five Al Qaeda terrorists are killed in a drone attack by the United States.
  • Aug 9, 2015: Japan celebrates the 70th anniversary the dropping of the atomic bomb over Nagasaki, Japan during World War II.
  • Aug 9, 2018: Yemeni Civil War (2015): More than 60 people are injured and 43 are killed by an airstrike in which the Saudi-led coalition attacked a bus that was parked at a Dahyan market. The coalition called the strike a "legitimate war action" against Houthis and accused them of using children as human shields.

What day of the year is August 9th?

August 9th marks the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 222nd in case of leap years).

There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 9th is the 9th day of the month of August.