October 9 in Pop Culture History

October 9th History, Trivia, and Fun Facts

October 9th History Highlights

  • 1868 – ZCMI, America’s first department store, opened in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • 1916 – The First PGA championship was won by British golfer Jim Barnes.
  • If you were born on October 9th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… January 16th (same year)

Fire Prevention Day

Fire Prevention Day is part of Fire Prevention week and is observed on October 9. The observance of this day was initiated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925. Besides being both a day and a week for young people and adults to learn how to make their homes safer against accidental fires, it also is a remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

October 9th is…

Beer and Pizza Day
Curious Events Day
Dessert Day
Fire Prevention Day
Leif Erikson Day
Submarine/ Hoagie/ Hero/ Dagwood /Grinder Day

October 9th Birthday Quotes

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”
– John Lennon

“Forget what life used to be, you are what you choose to be. It’s whatever it is you see that life will become.”
– Jackson Browne

“I like to be honest, and after all these years I can’t be bothered being politically correct.”
– Sharon Osbourne

“Being at the genesis of the creative process is definitely something I want to keep doing. It’s just such a great buzz.”
– Chris O’Dowd

“When you’re out there talking about your faith and what you believe in, you’ll face some backlash. But mostly, I’ve received support.”
– Scotty McCreery

“When we leap, we must leap as though the net will appear. A leap in life, however big or small, is an act of commitment with the expectation of success.”
– John O’Hurley

October 9th Birthdays

1863 – Edward Bok, Dutch-American magazine executive (died in 1930)
1900 – Alastair Sim, Scottish-English actor and academic (died in 1976)
1911 – Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (died in 2006)
1914 – Edward Andrews, American character actor (died in 1985)
1940 – John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, The Beatles (died in 1980)
1941 – Brian Lamb, American broadcaster, founded C-SPAN
1943 – Mike Peters, American cartoonist, Mother Goose, and Grimm
1948 – Jackson Browne, American singer-songwriter
1952 – Sharon Osbourne, English television host
1953 – Tony Shalhoub, American actor
1954 – Scott Bakula, American actor
1954 – John O’Hurley, American actor and game show host
1964 – Guillermo del Toro, Mexican-American director
1975 – Sean Lennon, American singer-songwriter, John of John
1979 – Chris O’Dowd, Irish actor, and screenwriter
1979 – Brandon Routh, American actor
1992 – Tyler James Williams, American actor
1993 – Scotty McCreery, American singer-songwriter
1996 – Bella Hadid, American model

October 9th History

768 – Carloman I and Charlemagne were both crowned Kings of The Franks. Carloman died in 771, and Charlemagne reigned until 814.

1767 – Surveying for the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania was completed.

1824 – Slavery was abolished in Costa Rica.

1873 – The US Naval Institute was established.

1888 – The Washington Monument officially opened to the public.

1919 – The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series, and eight White Sox players were later accused of intentionally losing games in exchange for money from gamblers.

1961 – #1 Hit October 9, 1961 – October 22, 1961: Ray CharlesHit the Road Jack

1965 – #1 Hit October 9, 1965 – November 5, 1965: The BeatlesYesterday

1967 – Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia.

1976 – #1 Hit October 9, 1976 – October 15, 1976: Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band – A Fifth of Beethoven

October 9 Birthday (fictional) Count von Count, Sesame Street, TV

1980 – Pope John Paul II met and shook hands with the Dalai Lama in Vatican City.

1986 – East End Show – The Phantom of the Opera (Musical) October 9, 1986

1999 – #1 Hit October 9, 1999 – October 22, 1999: Mariah Carey featuring Jay-ZHeartbreaker

2006 – North Korea may have tested its first nuclear device.

2012 – Pakistani Taliban made a failed attempt to assassinate 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai on her way home from school.

October 9, 2015 – Invisible Sister aired on The Disney Channel

#1 Hit October 9, 2021 – October 15, 2021: My UniverseColdplay and BTS

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

One of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus in (now) Bodrum, Turkey built in 353-350 BC, destroyed by earthquakes and abandoned by the 1400s AD. We still use the word, mausoleum, for above-ground tombs.

George Orwell – Real Name: Eric Arthur Blair

Somewhere out there is the Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, or Joe Montana of custodians, and he gets nowhere near the amount of praise he deserves for his talents.

Because of Monty Python when someone starts with “Nobody expects…” I expect the Spanish Inquisition.

In The US, Outdoor cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of 33 species of birds, mammals, and reptiles, killing between 1.4 billion and 3.7 billion birds and 6.9 billion to 20.7 billion mammals a year.

The Capital of Korea, North is Pyongyang

Adam and Eve did not have belly buttons. #science #religion

Nail-biting has been associated with a better functioning immune system because of the exposure to germs on a small scale that your body can build antibodies to.

Everyone is forgetting to count their sellable organs when calculating their net worth.

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – John Keating (Robin Williams) in Dead Poets Society, 1989

I wonder what happened to Inigo Montoya’s mother.

Biggest film of 2003: Finding Nemo (Action/Adventure) earned ~ $380,000,000

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