December 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 9

December 9th celebrates Techno Day and Weary Willie Day.

This day marks the 343rd day of 2021, and there’s only 16 days left until Christmas, are you excited yet?

If you were born on December 9th, your star sign is Sagittarius.

This day in history was a great day for fast food, here you’ll find out why and so much more as we look at facts and historic events that fell on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1960, the first Domino’s Pizza was purchased in Ypsilanti, Michigan? Originally called DomiNick’s, after the previous owner, the idea for their modern name would come from a delivery driver.

Keep reading for more facts about December 9th in history!

What Happened On December 9 In History?


Star Wars: The Last Jedi directed by Rian Johnson, premiered in Los Angeles.


The CIA Torture Report was released.

This report detailed the CIA's use of torture on detainees between 2001 and 2006. This report was over 6,700 pages long which described the history of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program.

Brokeback Mountain film was released, directed by Ang Lee and based on the story by Annie Proulx.


US Marines landed in Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope, in order to secure the trade routes to deliver food to the people.

OTD in 1992: US Marines landed in Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope

The first game of Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL) took place, with the Chicago Hustle vs the Milwaukee Does.


Jim Morrison was arrested on stage.

OTD in 1967: Jim Morrison was arrested on stage.
After an undisclosed incident between Morrison and a police officer prior to the show, Morrison became the first rock stock ever taken into custody in the middle of a performance. He was dragged off stage and charged with obscenity and incitement to riot.

The first Domino’s Pizza opened in Ypsilanti, Michigan.


US President Benjamin Harrison dedicated the Chicago Auditorium which was designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler.

At the time it was the largest building in the US.

The first traffic lights were installed in London.

Located outside the Palace of Westminster, these original traffic lights used semaphore arms and were illuminated at night using red and green gas lamps.

Alfred Tennyson’s poem “Charge of the Light Brigade” was published in “The Examiner.”

Did you know that on this day, December 9th 1960, the first Domino's Pizza was purchased in Ypsilanti, Michigan?