JUNE 9 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1891 – Cole Porter the American composer was born on the 9th June 1891 (died 1964).

1915 – Les Paul the American guitarist, songwriter and co-designer of the Gibson Les Paul Guitar (died 2009).

1924 – In the 2nd attempt to climb Mount EverestGeorge Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine disappeared on the 9th June 1924, possibly having first made it to the top.

1928 – Charles Kingsford Smith completed the 1st trans-Pacific flight on the 9th June 1928, in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.

1934 – Donald Duck made his debut in The Wise Little Hen on the 9th June 1934.

1934 – Jackie Wilson the American singer-songwriter  was born on the 9th June 1934 (died 1984).

1942 – Anton Burghardt the German footballer and manager  was born on the 9th June 1942.

1949Francis Monkman the English rock, classical and film score composer, and a founding member of Curved Air was born on the 9th June 1949.

1954 – George Pérez the American author and illustrator  was born on the 9th June 1954.

1958 – Queen Elizabeth II officially opened London Gatwick Airport, in CrawleyWest Sussex, United Kingdom on the 9th June 1958.

1961 – Michael J. Fox the Canadian-American actor, producer, and author  was born on the 9th June 1961.

1963 – Johnny Depp the American actor, singer, producer, and director  was born on the 9th June 1963.

1973 – Secretariat won the Triple Crown on the 9th June 1973.

1979 – The Ghost Train Fire at Luna Park Sydney, Australia killed 7 people on the 9th June 1979.

Today in History for June 9th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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