Famous birthdays, deaths and events of October 9
1221 - Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler 1585 - Heinrich Schütz, German composer (d. 1672) 1586 - Archduke Leopold V of Austria, (d. 1632) 1796 - Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878) 1835 - Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (d. 1921) 1873 - Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (d. 1944) 1886 - Rube Marquard, American baseball player (d. 1980) 1890 - Aimee Semple McPherson, American evangelist (d. 1944) 1892 - Ivo Andrić, Serbo-Croatian writer 1892 - Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941) 1900 - Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (d. 1976) 1902 - Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998) 1907 - Jacques Tati, French filmmaker (d. 1982) 1908 - Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961) 1908 - Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (d. 1975) 1918 - E. Howard Hunt, American Watergate figure (d. 2007) 1918 - Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (d. 2000) 1920 - Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976) 1921 - Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002) 1923 - Fyvush Finkel, American actor 1925 - Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958) 1926 - Danièle Delorme, French actress 1928 - Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer 1934 - Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author 1937 - Brian Blessed, English actor 1940 - John Lennon, British musician and songwriter (The Beatles) (d. 1980) 1940 - Joe Pepitone, American baseball player 1941 - Chucho Valdés, Cuban musician 1944 - John Entwistle, British musician (The Who) (d. 2002) 1944 - Nona Hendryx, American singer (LaBelle) 1945 - Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996) 1947 - France Gall, French singer 1947 - William E. McAnulty, Jr. 1947 - Tony Zappone, American broadcaster 1948 - Jackson Browne, American musician 1950 - Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker 1950 - Brian Downing, former baseball player 1953 - Tony Shalhoub, American actor 1954 - Scott Bakula, American actor 1954 - James Fearnley, English musician (The Pogues) 1954 - John O'Hurley, American actor and game show host 1957 - Don Garber, American sports commissioner 1958 - Michael Pare, American actor 1958 - Al Jourgensen, American musician (Ministry) 1960 - Kenny Garrett, American jazz saxophonist 1961 - Julian Bailey, British racing driver 1962 - Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer 1964 - Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director 1967 - Eddie Guerrero, American professional wrestler (d. 2005) 1969 - P.J. Harvey, English musician 1970 - Kenny Anderson, American basketball player 1970 - Park Sang-min, South Korean actor 1970 - Savannah, American pornographic actress (d. 1994) 1970 - Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer 1970 - Jason Butler Harner, American actor 1971 - Michael Manna, American professional wrestler 1972 - Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor 1973 - Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence) 1973 - Steve Burns, American actor and musician 1973 - Erin Daniels, American actress 1973 - Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody) 1973 - Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer 1974 - Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor 1975 - Sean Lennon, American musician & son of ex-Beatle John Lennon 1975 - Mark Viduka, Australian footballer 1976 - Nick Swardson American actor, 1977 - Brian Roberts, American baseball player 1978 - Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife) 1978 - Juan Dixon, American basketball player 1978 - Randy Spelling, American actor 1979 - Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer 1979 - Brandon Routh, American actor 1979 - Alex Greenwald, American musician(Phantom Planet) 1979 - Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver 1980 - Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian footballer 1980 - Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player 1981 - Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor 1981 - Darius Miles, American basketball player 1982 - António Mendonça, Angolan footballer 1982 - Shi Jun, Chinese footballer 1983 - Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter 1983 - Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver 1983 - Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player 1984 - Ghetto, British musician 1986 - Laure Manaudou, French swimmer 1987 - Bill Walker, American basketball player 1992 - Tyler James Williams, American actor 1994 - Jodelle Ferland, Canadian actress
1273 - Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany 1555 - Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493) 1562 - Gabriele Falloppio, Italian anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms. (b. 1523) 1597 - Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1537) 1709 - Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1793 - Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718) 1797 - Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1720) 1924 - Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873) 1940 - Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865). 1941 - Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (b. 1900) 1950 - George Hainsworth, National Hockey League goaltender (b. 1895) 1956 - Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882) 1967 - André Maurois, French author (b. 1885) 1972 - Miriam Hopkins, American actress (b. 1902) 1978 - Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and actor (b. 1929) 1987 - Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908) 1988 - Felix Wankel German inventor of the Wankel engine, 1996 - Walter Kerr, American theater critic (b. 1913) 2000 - David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945) 2001 - Dagmar, American television personality (b. 1921) 2001 - Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927) 2002 - Charles Guggenheim, American film director/producer (b. 1924) 2005 - Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913) 2006 - Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978) 2007 - Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922) 2008 - Gidget Gein, American musician (b.1969)
768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. 1003 - Leif Erikson lands in L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, becoming the first known European to reach North America. 1238 - James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia. 1446 - The hangul alphabet is published in Korea. 1514 - Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor. 1558 - Mérida is founded in Venezuela. 1582 - Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. 1595 - The Spanish army captures Cambrai. 1604 - Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way. 1635 - Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land. 1701 - The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. 1760 - Seven Year's War: Russian forces occupy Berlin. 1771 - The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland. 1799 - Sinking of HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000. 1804 - Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded. 1806 - Prussia declares war on France. 1812 - War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia. 1820 - Guayaquil declares independence from Spain. 1824 - Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica. 1831 - Capo d'Istria is assassinated. 1835 - The Royal College, Colombo in Sri Lanka is established with the name Hillstreet Academy. 1837 - A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute. 1845 - The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church. 1854 - Crimean War: The siege of Sebastopol begins. 1861 - American Civil War: Battle of Santa Rosa Island 1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Tom's Brook 1871 - The Great Chicago Fire is brought under control. 1874 - General Postal Union is created as a result of the Treaty of Berne. 1888 - The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public. 1911 - An accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire 1914 - World War I: Siege of Antwerp 1919 - Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds "win" the World Series. 1934 - Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France. 1936 - Generators at Boulder Dam (later renamed to Hoover Dam) begin to generate electricity from the Colorado River and transmit it 266 miles to Los Angeles, California. 1940 - World War II: Battle of Britain 1941 - A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president. 1942 - Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy. 1942 - The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army's 4th Infantry Regiment. 1945 - Parade in NYC for Fleet Admiral Nimitz and 13 USN/USMC Medal of Honor recipients 1962 - Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm. 1963 - In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overtop it. 1967 - A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia. 1969 - In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in for crowd control as demonstrations continue in connection with the trial of the "Chicago Eight" that began on September 24. 1970 - The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia. 1981 - Abolition of capital punishment in France. 1983 - Rangoon bombing: attempted assassination of South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan during an official visit to Rangoon, Burma. Chun survives but the blast kills 17 of his entourage, including four cabinet ministers, and injures 17 others. Four Burmese officials also die in the blast. 1986 - The musical The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in London. 1989 - An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh. 1989 - In Leipzig, East Germany, 70,000 protesters demand the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms. 1991 - Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 1992 - A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu 1995 - An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona. 1999 - The last flight of the SR-71. 2001 - Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack. 2006 - North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.