This was 282nd day of the year and 83 days remained in the year.

October 9 Birthdays

John Lennon
1940–1980, singer, guitarist, songwriter, born in Liverpool, England.

Camille Saint-Saens
composer (1835)

Bruce Catton
historian (1899)

Trent Lott
politician (1941)

Jody Williams
activist (1950)

Tony Shalhoub
actor (1953)

Scott Bakula
actor, TV producer (1954)

Annika Sorenstam
golfer (1970)

Steve Burns
actor, musician (1973)

Brandon Routh
actor (1979)

October 9 in History


Religious dissident and Rhode Island founder, Roger Williams, was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.


For the first time the public was admitted to the Washington Monument.


Aviator Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a solo transcontinental flight across the United States.


Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia.


Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end the nuclear arms race.

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