On This Day for 9th October (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 206

  • 1958 NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
  • 1958 NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series

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1959 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1960 Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
  • 1961 NY Yankees beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
  • 1961 Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
  • 1961 US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to police
  • 1961 Volcanic eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)

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1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1961 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
  • 1962 Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
  • 1962 NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
  • 1962 Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom
  • 1963 Landslide into Vaiont Dam empties lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)
  • 1963 British premier Harold MacMillan resigns
  • 1963 Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die
  • 1963 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • 1963 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000
  • 1965 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
  • 1965 Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • 1966 Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
  • 1966 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"
  • 1968 Government seizes oil fields in Peru
  • 1968 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 About 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast tried to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality' on 5 October in Derry; the march was blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley and after the demonstration, a student civil rights group—People's Democracy—was formed
  • 1969 Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
  • 1970 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
  • 1971 Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
  • 1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972 "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1973 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
  • 1973 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
  • 1973 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
  • 1974 Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)
  • 1974 Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
  • 1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
  • 1974 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • 1974 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • 1975 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF

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1975 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1976 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • 1976 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut NZ v Pak Javed 1st wkt
  • 1976 Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
  • 1976 Yanks 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
  • 1977 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
  • 1977 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
  • 1977 Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
  • 1977 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2

Music awardsMusic Awards

1978 12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • 1978 John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom" premieres in NYC
  • 1979 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn
  • 1980 1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville Tn
  • 1980 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
  • 1981 Abolition of capital punishment in France.
  • 1982 Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
  • 1982 12th Commonwealth Games close in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1983 Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
  • 1983 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
  • 1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space
  • 1985 "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 performances
  • 1985 Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated
  • 1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1986 "Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London

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1986 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

  • 1986 Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
  • 1987 Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
  • 1988 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
  • 1988 17% vote for extreme-right Flemish Block in Belgium
  • 1988 Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
  • 1988 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 1989 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
  • 1989 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
  • 1989 Penthouse Magazine's Hebrew edition hits newstands
  • 1989 1st NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
  • 1989 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
  • 1990 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • 1990 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon

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1990 Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1990 Fear of war and long-term supply disruptions as Hussein threatens Israel
  • 1991 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 performances
  • 1991 Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
  • 1991 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
  • 1991 Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1992 Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY
  • 1992 A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 1994 Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right)
  • 1994 Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1996 Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
  • 1997 ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
  • 1997 Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
  • 1997 NC's Dean Smith winningest college basetball coach retires
  • 1997 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
  • 1997 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo
  • 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.
  • 2007 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high.
  • 2009 First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

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2012 25,000 people in Athens protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2012 Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 220

  • 1934 Jacobo Majluta Azar, politician
  • 1934 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author
  • 1935 Don[ald] McCullin, British photographer
  • 1935 Edward GNPP, English prince/duke of Kent
  • 1935 Jules Croiset, Dutch actor (Help, Doctor Verzuipt!)
  • 1935 Paul Barton, cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa)
  • 1935 Paul J M Beers, Dutch actor (Mother Courage & Her Children)
  • 1936 Brian Blessed, Mexborough, Yorkshire, English actor (King Arthur, High Road to China)
  • 1937 Pat Burke, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1938 Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician
  • 1939 O V Wright, rocker
  • 1939 Pierre Mertens, French/Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines)
  • 1940 Gordon J Humphrey, (Sen-R-NH, 1979- )
  • 1940 Hans Ulrich Humpert, composer

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1940 Joe Pepitone, MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone

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1940 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1941 Trent Lott, (Rep-R-MS, 1973- )
  • 1941 Brian Lamb, Founder of c-span
  • 1941 Chucho Valdés, Cuban musician
  • 1942 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Mike Peters, American cartoonist
  • 1944 John Entwistle, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England
  • 1944 Nona Hendryx, R&B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)
  • 1945 Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)
  • 1945 Naftali Bon, Kapsabet Kenya, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1945 Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • 1947 France Gall, French singer
  • 1947 William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster, journalist, author, photographer
  • 1948 Dave Samuels, vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1948 Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)
  • 1949 Shep Messing, Israel, soccer goal tender (NY Cosmos)
  • 1950 Gary Frank, actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1950 Mick Malone, cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14)
  • 1950 Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1950 Brian Downing, former baseball player
  • 1951 Richard Chaves, actor (Cease Fire, Predator), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1951 Robert Wuhl, Union NJ, actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam)

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1952 Sharon Osbourne, English/American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1953 Hank Pfister, Bakersfield Cat, tennis star
  • 1953 Tony Shalhoub, actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night)
  • 1954 Scott Bakula, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1955 Linwood Boomer, actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1955 Steve Ovett, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)
  • 1957 Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23)
  • 1957 Don Garber, American sports commissioner
  • 1958 Michael Pare, American actor
  • 1958 Al Jourgensen, American musician (Ministry)
  • 1959 Mike Singletary, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1959 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, born in Sochi, Soviet Union (assassinated 2015)
  • 1961 Arlene Boxhall, Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1961 Jean Sagal, actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Liz Sagal, actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Trevor Matich, NFL center/guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1961 Julian Bailey, British racing driver
  • 1962 Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer
  • 1964 Martin Jaite, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1964 Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director
  • 1966 Mike Williams, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur
  • 1966 David Cameron, British politician
  • 1967 Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canada, tennis player/actress (Spring Fever)
  • 1967 Gheorge Popescu, Romania, soccer player (Barcelona)
  • 1967 Gica Popescu, Romania, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1967 Eddie Guerrero, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
  • 1969 Charles Jordan, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1969 Dwayne Sabb, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 P.J. Harvey, English musician
  • 1969 Steve McQueen, English filmmaker and artist (12 Years a Slave), born in London
  • 1970 Annika Sorenstam, Stockholm Sweden, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open)
  • 1970 Kenny Anderson, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1970 Oleg Kryazhev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1970 Park Sang-min, South Korean actor
  • 1970 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, born in Laguna Beach, California (d. 1993)
  • 1971 Pete Mitchell, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1972 Maurice Kelly, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1972 Roman Oben, tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor
  • 1973 A J Ofodile, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Alexey Trochshinskiy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1973 Brandon Pollard, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1973 Dexter McCleon, cornerback (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Terry Balsamo, American guitarist
  • 1973 Erin Daniels, American actress
  • 1973 Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • 1973 Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer
  • 1974 Kavika Pittman, defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974 Keith Booth, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1974 Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor
  • 1975 Mahendra Nagamootoo, cricketer (Guyanese leg-spinner)
  • 1975 Mark Viduka, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Sean Ono Lennon, New York USA, John & Yoko's Son
  • 1976 Rebecca Darrington, Gillette Wyoming, Miss America-Wyoming (1997)
  • 1976 Nick Swardson American actor
  • 1977 Lee San San, Miss Hong Kong Universe (1997)
  • 1977 Brian Roberts, American baseball player
  • 1978 Randy Spelling, actor (Sean Richards-Sunset Beach), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • 1978 Juan Dixon, American basketball player

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 113 of 113

  • 2002 Aileen Wournos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)
  • 2005 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
  • 2006 Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)
  • 2011 Pavel Karelin, Russian ski jumper (b. 1989)
  • 2012 Harris Savides, American cinematographer., dies from brain cancer at 55
  • 2013 Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister, dies from pancreatic cancer at 77
  • 2014 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer, dies from complications of dementia 89
  • 2015 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), dies at 84
  • 2015 Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), dies at 88
  • 2015 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, dies at 79