1800s / 19th century history on the 9th of July
1816 : ARGENTiNA declared independence from Spain. The area of the country is 2.78 million km2 (1 million square miles), and is the largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world, now with a population of over 40 million people. Argentina official website : Argentina.gob.ar
1900s / 20th century history on the 9th of July
1901 : BARBARA CARTLAND aka Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland (DBE, DStJ) the English author was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (died in 2000 aged 98). She was best known as a historical romance writer, and one of the best-selling commercially successful worldwide authors of the 20th century.
1932 : Donald Rumsfeld the 13th United States Secretary of Defense was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA (died in 2021 aged 88).
1937 : DAViD HOCKNEY (OM, CH, RA) the English painter was born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He is also a photographer, draftsman, printmaker, and stage designer. Official website : Hockney.com
1945 : Dean Koontz the American author was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, USA. Official website : DeanKoontz.com
1946 : BON SCOTT the Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter was born Ronald Belford Scott in Forfar, Angus, Scotland (died in 1980 aged 33). He was best known as the lead singer of the AC/DC hard rock band from 1974 until he died in 1980. Official website : ACDC.com
1947 : O. J. Simpson the American football player was born Orenthal James Simpson in San Francisco, California, USA.
1955 : Jimmy Smits the American actor was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1956 : Tom Hanks the American actor was born in Concord, California, USA.
1957 : Marc Almond (OBE) the English singer-songwriter was born Peter Mark Sinclair Almond in Southport, Lancashire, England. He is best known as the lead singer of Soft Cell. Official websites : MarcAlmond.co.uk | SoftCell.co.uk
1959 : JiM KERR the Scottish singer-songwriter was born James Kerr in Glasgow, Scotland. He is best known as the lead singer of SiMPLE MiNDS. Official website : SimpleMinds.com
1964 : COURTNEY LOVE, American singer-songwriter and actress was born Courtney Harrison in San Francisco, California, USA. She is best known as the lead singer of the HOLE rock band, which she formed in 1989. Courtney Love was married to Kurt Cobain from 1992 until he died in 1994.
1975 : JACK WHiTE the American singer-songwriter and musician was born John Anthony Gillis in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the WHiTE STRiPES duo. Official website : WhiteStripes.com
1976 : Fred Savage the American actor and director was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is best known as Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years television series from 1988 to 1993.
1982 : Pan Am Flight 759 crashed in Kenner, Louisiana, USA, resulting in the deaths of all 145 people on board the aircraft, plus the deaths of 8 other people on the ground.
1986 : The New Zealand Parliament passed the Homosexual Law Reform Act which legalised homosexuality in New Zealand.
2000s / 21st century history on the 9th of July
2006 : S7 Airlines Flight 778 Airbus A310 crashed after it veered off the runway while landing in the wet at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia, Russia. The crashed caused the deaths of 125 people of the 203 people on board the aircraft.
2021 : Jonathan Coleman (OAM) the Australian television presenter, radio announcer died from prostate cancer aged 65 (born in 1956).
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