October 9 is the 282nd day of the year and the 283rd in leap years. There are 83 days left in the year.
The day was in ancient times in the Nordic countries called Dinesmesse or Deinert's day, in memory of the saint Dionysius or Denis of Paris. The Catholic Church still commemorates Saint Dionysius of Paris on this day.
Liam, Leif (chosen because it was this day Leiv Erikson 'discovered' America) (Leidulf previously had a name day on this day, but was removed from the list in 2014).
1708 - Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
1962 - Uganda declares independence from Britain.
2006 - North Korea launches its first nuclear test.
2006 - YouTube is acquired by Google for 11 billion.
2010 - MS «Lisco Gloria», a ferry from DFDS is hit by fire between Kiel and Klaipeda. No one dies, but the ferry is completely damaged.
1907 - Interconnection of the Bergen line.
1958 - The fishing boat "Steggen" goes down. Two perish.
1989 - The Sami Parliament in Norway is opened.
2007 - The free newspaper Kristiansand Avis is published for the first time.
See more who were born on October 9 in Category: Births on October 9.
1826 - Henrik Reinaas, Norwegian politician (d. 1898)
1829 - Hans Hanssen-Fossnæs, Norwegian politician (d. 1890)
1835 - Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer and pianist (d. 1921)
1840 - Simeon Solomon, British painter (d. 1905)
1846 - Holger Drachmann, Danish poet and playwright (d. 1908)
1887 - Harald Johansen, Norwegian football player (d. 1965)
1918 - Lila Kedrova, Russian actress (d. 2000)
1920 - Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
1924 - Halvard Bjørkvik, Norwegian historian (d. 2021)
1930 - Otto von der Gablentz, German diplomat (d. 2007)
1933 - Marit Bockelie, Norwegian visual artist and musician
1938 - Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician
1940 - John Lennon, British musician (d. 1980)
1943 - Erling Mæland, officer in the Salvation Army
1944 - John Entwistle, British musician (d. 2002)
1945 - Oddleif Olavsen, Norwegian mayor
1947 - France Gall, French singer (d. 2018)
1948 - Jackson Browne, American musician
1950 - Jody Williams, American Nobel Laureate (Peace)
1950 - Alf Tande-Petersen, Norwegian host
1952 - Sharon Osbourne, British TV personality and manager
1952 - Dennis Stratton, British guitarist
1955 - Steve Ovett, British athlete
1958 - Jan Arild Ellingsen, Norwegian politician
1959 - Giorgio Vanzetta, Italian cross-country skier
1966 - David Cameron, British politician
1966 - Olaf Zinke, German skater
1967 - Eddie Guerrero, American freestyle wrestler
1970 - Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer
1971 - Atle Hansson, Norwegian illustrator and newspaper cartoonist
1978 - Nicky Byrne, Irish musician
1984 - Djamel Mesbah, Algerian footballer
See more who died October 9 in Category: Deaths October 9.
1841 - Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Prussian architect and painter (b. 1781)
1896 - Gaetano de Ruggiero, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1816)
1897 - Jan Heemskerk, Dutch politician (b. 1818)
1934 - King Alexander I of Yugoslavia is assassinated in Marseilles (b. 1888).
1934 - Louis Barthou, French Foreign Minister, is killed in an assassination attempt in Marseille (b. 1862).
1958 - Pope Pius XII (b. 1876)
1967 - Che Guevara, Argentine guerrilla leader and revolutionary in Cuba (b. 1928)
1974 - Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)
1978 - Jacques Brel, Belgian poet and singer (b. 1929)
1988 - Felix Wankel, German engineer (b. 1902)
1988 - Jackie Milburn, English footballer (b. 1924)
1991 - Dagmar Lange, Swedish author, wrote under the pseudonym Maria Lang (b. 1914)
1992 - Per Olof Sundman, Swedish author and politician (b. 1922)
1994 - Horatio Carter, English footballer and coach (b. 1913)
1995 - Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (b. 1903)
1996 - Per Asplin, Norwegian actor (b. 1928)
2006 - Paul Hunter, British snooker player (b. 1978)