August 9, 1975 - Fire breaks out at the Labatt Brewery on Colony Street. (Photo source, and for more, 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.
August 9, 1969 - Diana Ross and the Supremes play the Winnipeg Arena.
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.