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Sunday 9 April 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day (United States)

Events

  • 2003 – Iraq War: Baghdad falls to American forces; Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader Saddam Hussein, pulling down a grand statue of him and tearing it to pieces.
  • 1975 – The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.
  • 1969 – The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.
  • 1967 – The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
  • 1965 – Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played.
  • 1959 – Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven".
  • 1947 – The Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders wanted enforcement of the United States Supreme Court's 1946 Irene Morgan decision that banned racial segregation in interstate travel.
  • 1945 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March: United States forces surrender on the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese Navy launches an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire are sunk off the island's east coast.
  • 1939 – Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, after being denied the right to sing at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall.
  • 1937 – The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London. It is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
  • 1914 – Mexican Revolution: One of the world's first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the war.
  • 1782 – American War of Independence: Battle of the Saintes begins.
  • 1682 – Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana.
  • 1511 – St John's College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter.

Births

  • 2000 – Jackie Evancho, American singer
  • 1998 – Elle Fanning, American actress
  • 1996 – Emerson Hyndman, American soccer player
  • 1994 – Joey Pollari, American actor
  • 1992 – Joshua Ledet, American singer
  • 1991 – Mary Killman, American synchronized swimmer
  • 1991 – Ryan Kelly, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Kristen Stewart, American actress
  • 1990 – Ryan Williams, American football player
  • 1989 – Danielle Kahle, American figure skater
  • 1987 – Craig Mabbitt, American singer
  • 1987 – Graham Gano, American football player
  • 1987 – Jazmine Sullivan, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Jesse McCartney, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1986 – Leighton Meester, American actress
  • 1986 – Mike Hart, American football player
  • 1985 – David Robertson, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Willie Colon, American football player
  • 1982 – Kathleen Munroe, Canadian-American actress
  • 1981 – A. J. Ellis, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Dennis Sarfate, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Albert Hammond, Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1979 – Jeff Reed, American football player
  • 1977 – Gerard Way, American singer-songwriter and comic book writer
  • 1976 – Kyle Peterson, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1975 – David Gordon Green, American director and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Jenna Jameson, American actress and pornographic performer
  • 1971 – Austin Peck, American actor
  • 1968 – Jay Chandrasekhar, American actor, comedian, writer and director
  • 1967 – Sam Harris, American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist
  • 1966 – Cynthia Nixon, American actress
  • 1965 – Jeff Zucker, American businessman
  • 1965 – Paulina Porizkova, Czech-born Swedish-American model and actress
  • 1964 – Margaret Peterson Haddix, American author
  • 1964 – Rick Tocchet, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1964 – Rob Awalt, German-American football player
  • 1963 – Joe Scarborough, American journalist, lawyer, and politician
  • 1963 – Marc Jacobs, American-French fashion designer
  • 1962 – Jeff Turner, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1962 – John Eaves, American production designer and illustrator
  • 1961 – Kirk McCaskill, Canadian-American baseball and hockey player
  • 1954 – Dennis Quaid, American actor
  • 1954 – Ken Kalfus, American journalist and author
  • 1953 – Hal Ketchum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Robert Clark, American author
  • 1950 – Nathan Cook, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1946 – Nate Colbert, American baseball player
  • 1945 – Peter Gammons, American journalist
  • 1945 – Steve Gadd, American drummer and percussionist
  • 1944 – Joe Brinkman, American baseball player and umpire
  • 1943 – Terry Knight, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1942 – Brandon deWilde, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1942 – Margo Smith, American singer-songwriter
  • 1941 – Kay Adams, American singer-songwriter
  • 1940 – Jim Roberts, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1939 – Michael Learned, American actress
  • 1936 – Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist author, attempted murderer (d. 1988)
  • 1935 – Avery Schreiber, American actor and comedian (d. 2002)
  • 1933 – Fern Michaels, American author
  • 1933 – Richard Rose, American political scientist and academic
  • 1932 – Carl Perkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1932 – Jim Fowler, American zoologist and television host
  • 1930 – F. Albert Cotton, American chemist and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Wallace McCain, Canadian businessman, founded McCain Foods (d. 2011)
  • 1929 – Paule Marshall, American author and academic
  • 1928 – Paul Arizin, American basketball player (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Tom Lehrer, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and mathematician
  • 1926 – Hugh Hefner, American publisher, founded Playboy Enterprises (d. 2017)
  • 1925 – Art Kane, American photographer (d. 1995)
  • 1925 – Virginia Gibson, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Leonard Levy, American historian and author (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Frankie Thomas, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Mary Jackson, African American mathematician and aerospace engineer (d. 2005)
  • 1919 – J. Presper Eckert, American engineer, invented the ENIAC (d. 1995)
  • 1918 – Jørn Utzon, Danish architect, designed the Sydney Opera House (d. 2008)
  • 1917 – Brad Dexter, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1916 – Bill Leonard, American journalist (d. 1994)
  • 1916 – Julian Dash, American swing music jazz tenor saxophonist (d. 1974)
  • 1910 – Abraham A. Ribicoff, American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (d. 1998)
  • 1908 – Joseph Krumgold, American author and screenwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1906 – Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (d. 1988)
  • 1905 – J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (d. 1995)
  • 1904 – Sharkey Bonano, American singer, trumpet player, and bandleader (d. 1972)
  • 1903 – Ward Bond, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1901 – Paul Willis, American actor and director (d. 1960)
  • 1900 – Allen Jenkins, American actor and singer (d. 1974)
  • 1898 – Curly Lambeau, American football player and coach (d. 1965)
  • 1898 – Paul Robeson, American singer, actor, and activist (d. 1976)
  • 1897 – John B. Gambling, American radio host (d. 1974)
  • 1895 – Mance Lipscomb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
  • 1893 – Charles E. Burchfield, American painter (d.1967)
  • 1893 – Victor Gollancz, English publisher, founded Victor Gollancz Ltd (d. 1967)
  • 1888 – Sol Hurok, Ukrainian-American talent manager (d. 1974)
  • 1883 – Frank King, American cartoonist (d. 1969)
  • 1875 – Jacques Futrelle, American journalist and author (d. 1912)
  • 1865 – Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Polish-American mathematician and engineer (d. 1923)
  • 1806 – Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English engineer, designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge (d. 1859)
  • 1597 – John Davenport, English minister, co-founded the New Haven Colony (d. 1670)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Duane Clarridge, American spy (b. 1932)
  • 2016 – Will Smith, American football player (b. 1981)
  • 2015 – Ivan Doig, American journalist and author (b. 1939)
  • 2015 – Paul Almond, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Tsien Tsuen-hsuin, Chinese-American academic (b. 1909)
  • 2014 – Chris Banks, American football player (b. 1973)
  • 2014 – Gil Askey, American trumpet player, composer, and producer (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Rory Ellinger, American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
  • 2013 – David Hayes, American sculptor and painter (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Greg McCrary, American football player (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – McCandlish Phillips, American journalist and author (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, designed the Cosanti (b. 1919)
  • 2011 – Sidney Lumet, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 2009 – Nick Adenhart, American baseball player (b. 1986)
  • 2007 – Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer and academic (b. 1907)
  • 2006 – Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, manager (b. 1916)
  • 2003 – Jerry Bittle, American cartoonist (b. 1949)
  • 2002 – Pat Flaherty, American race car driver (b. 1926)
  • 2001 – Willie Stargell, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)
  • 1998 – Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
  • 1997 – Helene Hanff, American author and screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 1997 – Mae Boren Axton, American singer-songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1996 – Richard Condon, American author and publicist (b. 1915)
  • 1993 – Joseph B. Soloveitchik, American rabbi and philosopher (b. 1903)
  • 1991 – Forrest Towns, American hurdler and coach (b. 1914)
  • 1988 – Brook Benton, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1931)
  • 1988 – Dave Prater, American singer (b. 1937)
  • 1978 – Clough Williams-Ellis, English-Welsh architect, designed Portmeirion (b. 1883)
  • 1976 – Dagmar Nordstrom, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1903)
  • 1976 – Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)
  • 1970 – Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American illustrator and animator (b. 1896)
  • 1963 – Eddie Edwards, American trombonist (b. 1891)
  • 1959 – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (b. 1867)
  • 1953 – Eddie Cochems, American football player and coach (b. 1877)
  • 1926 – Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer (b. 1857)
  • 1909 – Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)
  • 1876 – Charles Goodyear, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1804)
  • 1872 – Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (b. 1794)
  • 585 BC – Emperor Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan (b. 711 BC)
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