October 9 Events in History - October 9 Birthdays - October 9 Deaths
2014 French author Patrick Modiano receives the Nobel Prize in Literature, winning the award over noted poet Adonis and writers Haruki Murakami, Svetlana Alexievich, and Ngugi wa Thiong'o
2014 The U.S. stock market decreases sharply, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average each sinking by about 2 percent
2013 When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke leaves office, U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Janet Yellin to take his place
2013 Argentinian Vice President Amado Boudou takes over the duties of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner when she undergoes surgery to remove a subdural hematoma
2012 As German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Greece, an estimated 25,000 protest in Athens
2012 The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Serge Haroche and David Wineland for their work on quantum optics
2011 In Poland, the Polish People's Party coalition becomes the first government to be reelected since Poland transitioned to democracy in 1989
2011 Germany's Sebastian Vettel becomes the youngest driver to win the Formula One World Championship twice
2010 Wild celebrations occur as a drill reaches an underground chamber with 33-trapped Chilean miners inside
2010 The New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins, progressing to Major League Baseball's 2010 American League Championship Series
2008 Iceland takes control of 3 banks due to the global financial crisis
2006 North Korea conducts first atomic weapons test
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 New York Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
1997 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo
1996 Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
1994 Darmstadt creates element 110
1992 Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to New York
1991 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City 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
1990 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1990 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
1990 Saddam threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
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 1st NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his Los Angeles Raiders beat New York Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1988 17% vote extremely-right Flemish Block in Belgium
1988 Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1987 Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
1986 "Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London
1986 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals
1986 Senate convicted U.S. District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
1985 "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 198 performances
1985 Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated
1985 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st U.S. woman to walk in space
1983 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1982 Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
1980 1st consumer use of home banking by computer
1980 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
1980 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot
1979 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut
1978 12th Country Music Association Award
1978 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom," premieres in New York City
1977 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
1977 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
1977 Yankees rally for 3 in 9th and beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
1976 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 145 performances
1976 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut New Zealand vs. Pak Javed 1st wkt
1976 TCricket est debut of Javed Miandad, scores 163 on 1st day
1976 Yankees 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1975 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco
1975 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
1974 Race riot in Boston due to "busing"
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to New York Rangers at MSG Washington Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1973 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
1973 Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
1973 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
1973 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1972 "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 16 performances
1971 Japans emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
1969 Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
1968 Government seizes oil fields in Peru
1968 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Baltimore Orioles sweep Los Angeles Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
1966 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"
1965 16th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 19 -12 at Royal Birkdale, England
1965 Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 4 weeks
1963 British premier Harold MacMillan, resigns
1963 Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die
1963 French air force gets 1st nuclear weapons
1963 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba and Haiti, kills 6,000
1963 Uganda becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
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 declares independence from Great Britain
1961 New York Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
1961 Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1961 U.S. members of Communist Party obliged to report themselves to Police
1961 Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
1961 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yankees beat Reds 4 games to 1
1960 Cowboy quarterback Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
1959 1st phone call between auto and plane
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton
1958 Israeli Navy inaugrates it's 1st submarine
1958 New York Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
1958 New York Yankees appear in 9 and win 7 of last 10 World Series
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
1954 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 British premier Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
1953 Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
1951 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
1951 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yankees beat Giants 13-1
1949 New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
1948 WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1947 "High Button Shoes" opens at Century Theater New York City for 727 performances
1947 1st telephone conversation between a moving car and a plane
1947 Julie Styne and Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes," premieres in New York City
1946 1st electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
1946 Eugene O'Neill's "Iceman Cometh," premieres in New York City
1945 British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
1944 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin
1944 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Moscow
1944 Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
1944 German occupier turn off electricity in Amsterdam
1944 St. Louis Cardinals beat St. Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
1938 A Copland and E Lorings ballet "Billy the Kid," premieres in Chicago
1938 Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
1938 New York Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
1936 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
1934 St. Louis Cardinals beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
1930 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
1929 G Kaufman and R Lardner's musical "June Moon," premieres in New York City
1928 Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz," premieres in Paris
1928 New York Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, Ruth hits 3 home run in game
1928 New York Yankees become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series
1926 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution
1926 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
1921 Babe Ruth's 1st World Series homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
1920 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
1916 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings
1916 Babe Ruth pitches and wins longest WS game (14 innings) 2-1
1915 Belgrade Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
1915 Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, New York
1915 Louis Kaufmans "Unchastened Woman," premieres in New York City
1915 Woodrow Wilson becomes 1st President to attend a World Series game
1914 German troops take Antwerp in World War I
1910 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won
1909 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game
1905 Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
1903 11" (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hours (New York City)
1900 8.3 earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska
1899 1st British troops reaches Durban South Africa
1899 South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Red-Headed League"
1888 Washington Monument opens for public admittance
1877 American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)
1876 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
1874 World Postal Union forms in Bern, Switzerland
1872 Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business
1870 Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree
1865 1st U.S. underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania
1864 Battle of Tom's Brook-Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is wipped by Custer and Merrit's cavalry divisions
1863 Battle of Brady Station, Virginia (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)
1855 Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope
1837 Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke North Carolina killing 100
1820 Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador
1818 Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya
1817 University of Gent officially opens
1804 Hobart Tasmania founded
1799 British frigate HMS Lutine sinks off Dutch coast
1794 French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
1776 Mission Dolores founded by San Francisco Bay
1760 Russian/Austrian army occupies Berlin
1740 Netherlands Governor-General Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
1716 England and France sign treaty
1708 Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
1701 Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven
1668 Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish Governor Jose de Paternina
1655 Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
1651 English parliament proclaims Navigation Act off
1635 Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
1621 Turkey and Poland signs Peace of Chotin
1617 Peace of Pavia (Spain and Savoye)
1597 Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort
1573 Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar
1514 King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII
1446 Korean Hangual alphabet devised
1290 Last of 16,000 English Jews expelled by King Edward I, leaves
1192 Richard Coeur de Leeuw leaves Jerusalem in disguise
1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)
869 Charles the Bare crowned king of Lotharingen
768 Charles the Great and Charlamane II divide French republic
680 Husain ibn 'Ali, Shi'i religious leader, enters martyrdom