July 9 – On This Day in History

9 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1850 – Millard Fillmore becomes the 13th President of the United States following the death of President Zachary Taylor.
  • 1877 – First ever Wimbledon Tennis Championships take place.
  • 1962 – The Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition by Andy Warhol opens in Los Angeles.
  • 1981 – The Donkey Kong video game is released by Nintendo.

Who was born today?

  • 1911 – Mervyn Peake – English writer (the Gormenghast books).
  • 1916 – Edward Heath – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1933 – Oliver Sacks – British-American neurologist and writer.
  • 1937 – David Hockney – English artist.
  • 1947 – O.J. Simpson – American football player, actor.
  • 1956 – Tom Hanks – American actor (Forrest GumpPhiladelphia, Castaway, Big)
  • 1964 – Gianluca Vialli – Italian footballer and manager.
  • 1968 – Paulo Di Canio – Italian footballer and manager.
  • 1975 – Jack White – American singer-songwriter (The White Stripes)

 

Who died today?

  • 1850 – Zachary Taylor– 12th President of the United States.

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