On This Day — August 9
August 9th is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
Important historical events include in 1877 – Nez Perce War: Both Nez Perce and United States Army sides suffered numerous casualties as they fought to a stalemate in the Battle of the Big Hole.
Other historical incidents occurring on the day are in 1960 – The region of South Kasai seceded from the Republic of the Congo.
Awards: Primetime Emmy Award nomination x2
Melanie Griffith turns… 60
Profession: Working Girl Actress
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress nomination x1
Gillian Anderson turns… 49
Profession: The X-Files Actress
Awards: Emmy Award x1
Eric Bana turns… 49
Profession: Munich Actor
Anna Kendrick turns… 32
Profession: Pitch Perfect Actress
Awards: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress x1
Adelaide Kane turns… 27
Profession: Reign Actress
Happy Birthday to all August 9th babies from the Gossip Life!