August 9 - Labatt's burns, Vince Leah dies, David Steinberg born; Diana Ross and the Supremes play.

August 9, 1975 - Fire breaks out at the Labatt Brewery on Colony Street. (Photo source, and for more information, see the Winnipeg Fire Museum archives.)

August 9, 1942 - Comedian, actor and director David Steinberg is born in Winnipeg. Son of a rabbi, at 18 he left to study in Chicago where he caught a performance at Second City and the rest is comedy history !

The 1973 NFB film The Jews of Winnipeg, (watch it online), includes an interview with the Steinberg family about the city's Jewish community.

May 30, 1969, Winnipeg Tribune

August 9, 1969 -
Diana Ross and the Supremes "charmed" an audience of 10,000 fans at the Winnipeg Arena. The Spinners and Edwin Starr were the opening acts.

August 9, 1993 - Journalist "Uncle" Vince Leah dies. His newspaper career spanned over 70 years with both the Winnipeg Tribune and Winnipeg Free Press. 

For most of that time he was a sports writer and is credited with giving "the Winnipeg's" football club their Blue Bomber nickname. His is a member of the Winnipeg Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

August 9, 2004 - The UN Peacekeepers Monument on memorial Boulevard is unveiled.

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