August 9 in Religion History
On August 9, 1969 actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally slain at Tate's Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later convicted of the crime. And in 1995 Grateful Dead lead singer Jerry Garcia -- a cult figure of a different kind -- died in Forest Knolls, Calif., of a heart attack at age 53, AP writes.