What Happened on June 9


Historical Events

1933 – Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland Indians manager
1934 – 66th Belmont: Wayne D Wright aboard Peace Chance wins in 2:29.2
1959 – 1st ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)
1963 – Barbra Streisand appears, for her third time, on “The Ed Sullivan Show”
2016 – World Health Organzsation advises delaying pregnancy in areas with the Zika virus
2021 – US President Joe Biden begins his first foreign trip, arriving in the UK to attend a G7 summit

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Famous Birthdays

1925 – Keith Laumer [Anthony LeBaron], American sci-fi author (Retief’s War), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1993)
1928 – Geraint Gruffydd, Welsh scholar (University of Wales), born in Tal-y-bont, Wales (d. 2015)
1941 – Jon Lord, British keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple – “Smoke On The Water”; Whitesnake), born in Leicester, England (d. 2012)
1941 – Maurizio Zamparini, Italian football executive (owner/director Palermo FC 2002–18), born in Sevegliano, Italy (d. 2022)
1961 – Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter and playwright (A Few Good Men; The West Wing), born in New York City
1978 – Shandi Finnessey, game hostess

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Famous Deaths

62 – Claudia Octavia, wife of Roman Emperor Nero and daughter of Emperor Claudius, killed on Nero’s orders at 22
597 – Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland, dies at 75
1931 – Henrique Oswald, Brazilian composer, dies at 79
1958 – Robert Donat, English actor (Citadel, Goodbye Mr Chips, 39 Steps), dies at 53
1976 – Paul Rodenko, Dutch poet and writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
1994 – Dhirendra Bhramachari [Flying Swami], hindu leader, dies at 70

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