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Notable Historical Events for April 9th

197842nd Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 277

1978Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points & San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points in separate NBA games (33 in 1 quarter)

1983Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot

1989Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev

1928Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"

1963Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen

1947Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year

197951st Academy Awards - "Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

1959Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

1987For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in a Stanley Cup game and passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ

April 9th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 9th

1966Cynthia Nixon, NYC, actress (Addams Family Values, Pelican Brief)

1898[Earl] Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Wisconsin, NFL coach (GB Packers)

1957Severiano Ballesteros, Pedrena Spain, golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88)

1990Kristen Stewart, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Bella Swan-The Twilight Saga)

April 9th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 9th

2005His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles

1964Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (22) weds co-worker Marlynn Myers

1966Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris

1953Biologist Alexander Fleming (34) weds doctor Amalia Koutsouri-Vourekas (41)

1913US Admiral Chester Nimitz (28) weds Catherine Freeman (21) in Wollaston, Massachusetts

1981NFL coach Bill Cowher (23) weds Kaye Young

April 9th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 9th

1765Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 77

1959Frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (Guggenheim Museum NY), dies at 89

April 9th Deaths
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