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Notable Historical Events for April 9th

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

1925Babe Ruth rushed to hospital

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

1865US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant

1947Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year

2002Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey UK. More than a million people line the streets

196226th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280

1950Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance

200670th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 281

196234th Academy Awards - "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

April 9th Historical Events
Date Event
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)

1336Tamerlane (Timur), Central Asian, Turkic conqueror and founder of the Timurid Dynasty (d. 1405)

April 9th Birthdays
Date Event
Notable Weddings on April 9th

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

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

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

1912Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (22) weds Natalie Talbert

April 9th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 9th

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

1626Francis Bacon, English statesman and philosopher, dies from pneumonia at 65

April 9th Deaths
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