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October 9th

October 9th is the 282nd day of the year (283rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about October 9th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on October 9th

1859 Alfred Dreyfus (French military officer)

1888 Nikolai Bukharin (Soviet politician)

1900 Alastair Sim (actor)

1923 Donald Sinden (actor)

1936 Brian Blessed (actor)

1940 John Lennon (singer, musician - The Beatles)

John Lennon

1941 Trent Lott (US politician)

1944 John Entwistle (musician - The Who)

1948 Jackson Browne (singer, musician)

1952 Sharon Osbourne (music manager, TV personality)

1954 Scott Bakula (actor)

Scott Bakula

1955 Steve Ovett (runner)

1964 Guillermo del Toro (film director, film producer, screenwriter, novelist)

1966 David+Cameron (British Prime Minister)

1969 PJ Harvey (singer-songwriter)

1975 Sean Lennon (musician)

1975 Mark Viduka (soccer player)

October 9th in History

768 Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of the Franks.

1000 Viking explorer, Leif Erikson lands at Vinland (Newfoundland)

1446 The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.

1804 City of Hobart is founded in Tasmania, Australia.

1854 The Siege of Sebastopol begins in the Crimean War.

1871 Second Day of the Great Chicago Fire, which eventually destroys 3.3 square miles (9 km2) of the city.

1888 Washington Monument opens to the public.

Washington Monument

1936 The Generators at the Hoover Dam began to generate electricity.

Hoover Dam

1981 France abolishes capital punishment.

2004 First democratic elections held in Afghanistan.

2006 North Korea claims to have conducted its first nuclear weapon test.

Atomic Bomb

October 9th is also

Romanian Holocaust Remembrance Day (Romania)

Guayaquil's independence day (Ecuador)

Independence Day (Uganda)

Leif Erikson Day

Hangul Day (South Korea)


People born on October 9th are Libra


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