The Tate murders

August 9, 1969 Los Angeles, California Members of the Manson Family murder actress Sharon Tate in her home, three of her house guests, and a teenager who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time Charles Manson had been an aspiring musician and attempted to get a recording contract with producer Terry…

The Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

August 9, 1945 Nagasaki, Japan The Fat Man, the second of two atomic bombs, is dropped on Japan Though Nagasaki had been home to a major naval fleet during the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was largely populated by civilians during WWII. At the time the bomb fell, 250,000 of the 263,000 in Nagasaki…

Today in Horror History: August 9

Birthdays:Gillian Anderson (August 9, 1968), best known as Agent Scully in “The X-Files,” also starred in Princess Mononoke (1997), “Hannibal,” “The Fall,” American Gods,” and “UFO” (2018). She also wrote and directed the episode “all things” of “The X-Files.” Kate Siegel (August 9, 1982), who starred in The Curse of the Black Dahlia (2007), Oculus…