August 9

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 9. From 1900 until now. August 9 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Whitney Houston (1963), Audrey Tautou (1976) and Melanie Griffith (1957). Several movies were released around August 9 over the years, such as Life of Brian in 1979 directed by Terry Jones and Boot Polish in 1954 directed by Prakash Arora.
But much more happened on August 9 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 9 over the years?

Life of Brian

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Boot Polish

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Prakash Arora

Starring: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke

Dead Man's Shoes

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Shane Meadows

Starring: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden

Take the Money and Run

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde

Country: United States of America

The Mother and the Law

Release year: 1919

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Miriam Cooper, Vera Lewis

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 9?


  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
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  • 2018 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): At least 43 people, mostly children, are killed in an airstrike on a bus at a market in Dahyan, Sa'da, by the Saudi-led coalition, while more than 60 are injured. The coalition calls the strike a "legitimate military action" against the Houthis, accusing them of using children as human shields. (The Guardian)
  • 2017 Levallois-Perret attack: In a suspected terror attack, six French soldiers are injured, three seriously, when a man drives a car into them at a barracks in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret. (Independent)
  • 2016 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel charges a UN administrative manager of being a Hamas-linked operative from Gaza. (The Associated Press via The New York Times)
  • 2015 Japan commemorates the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped over the Japanese city of Nagasaki during World War II. (BBC)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 9 over the years?


Which were the most popular books released around August 9 over the years?

Jfk Coloring Book

Year: 1962

By: Jackie Kannon

How did a coloring book spend 14 weeks on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list??? The year was 1962.

The Land They Fought For

Year: 1955

By: Clifford Dowdey

Book by Dowdey, Clifford


Year: 1977

By: John Cheever

Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him


Year: 1996

By: Sandra Brown

Barrie Travis is a damn good reporter stuck at a low-budget television station when the First Lady calls her―and offers her the opportunity of a lifetime.

In A Sunburned Country

Year: 2000

By: Bill Bryson

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out.

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