1938 – Rod Laver the Australian tennis player was born on the 9th August 1938.
1957 – Melanie Griffith the American actress was born on the 9th August 1957.
1963 – Whitney Houston the American singer, actress, producer and model was born on the 9th August 1963 (died 2012).
1968 – Eric Bana the Australian actor was born on the 9th August 1968.
1978 – Audrey Tautou the French actress on the 9th August 1978.
2012 ~ Australia won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics on the 9th day of August in 2012, making a total of 6 gold medals. Australia’s K4, Men’s Kayak Four team crew of Tate Smith, David Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear won the 1000m race on the waters of Eton Dorney.
See the Herald Sun news story: Australia’s K4 team has won our 6th gold medal of the London Olympics
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Today in History for August 9th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…