JULY 9 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1877 – The 1st Wimbledon Chmpionships began on the 9th July 1877.

1922 – Johnny Weissmuller swam the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds on the 9th July 1922, breaking the world swimming record and the ‘minute barrier’.

1945 – Dean Koontz the American novelist was born on the 9th July 1945.

1947 – O. J. Simpson the American football player and actor was born on the 9th July 1947.

1954Kate Garner the English photographer, fine artist and singer was born Kathryn Garner in  Wigan, Lancashire on 9th July 1956. Kate Garner is well known to the general public as one third of the 1980s avant-gardenew wave pop group Haysi Fantayzee. Kate Garner online: official website: www.KateGarner.org | Facebook | Tumblr | Vimeo videos | YouTube video: Haysi Fantayzee ~ Shiny Shiny (1983)…

1956 – Tom Hanks the American actor was born on the 9th July 1956.

1957 – Marc Almond the English singer-songwriter was born on the 9th July 1957.

1957 – Kelly McGillis the American actress was born on the 9th July 1957.

1959 – Jim Kerr the Scottish singer-songwriter and keyboard player in Simple Minds was born on the 9th July 1959.

1962 – Andy Warhol‘s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles on the 9th July 1962.

1964 – Courtney Love the American singer-songwriter from Hole was born on the 9th July 1964.

1971 – Marc Andreessen the American software developer and co-founder of Netscape was born on the 9th July 1971.

1975 – Jack White the American singer from The White Stripes was born on the 9th July 1975.

1975Isaac K. Brock the American lead singer, guitarist, banjoist, and songwriter from the indie rock band Modest Mouse was born on the 9th July 1975. YouTube Vevo video: Modest Mouse (2004) ~ Float On…

1976 – Fred Savage the American actor was born on the 9th July 1976. Fred Savage is best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years, and the grandson in The Princess Bride.

1981 – Donkey Kong the video game created by Nintendo was released on the 9th July 1981.

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

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