October 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 9



October 9th is known as Curious Events Day and Moldy Cheese Day.

We’re now on the 283rd day of the year, and have 83 days remaining in 2024.

Uncover the past of October 9 with our incredible historic events, interesting facts and celebrity births.

Did you know that on this day in 2006, Google announced that it had acquired YouTube? The acquisition of the online video company was agreed for $1.65 billion.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about October 9th in history!


What memorable events happened on October 9 in history? Keep reading to find out!


American singer Selena Gomez released her second full-length studio album “Revival.”

OTD in 2015: American singer Selena Gomez released her second full-length studio album "Revival."


14-year-old girls-rights activist Malala Yousafzai was shot three times on her way to school.

Malala Yousafzai was stepping onto her school bus when she was shot in the Swat Valley, in northwest Pakistan. The Taliban told the BBC that they committed the attack.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Athens and was met by 50,000 protestors.


Google announced that it had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion.


A fragment of a meteorite landed in Peekskill, New York, US, and smashed a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu.

OTD in 1992: A fragment of a meteorite landed in Peekskill

The meteorite weighed roughly 28.6lbs (13kg).


One thousand radio stations from over 100 countries around the world simultaneously broadcast John Lennon’s “Imagine” in honor of what would have been his 50th birthday.


Bruce Springsteen released his album “Tunnel of Love.”


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Phantom of the Opera” was premiered in London with stars Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman.


A 2,000-strong student protest against police brutality broke out in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Hoover Dam began producing electricity and transmitting it to Los Angeles, California.

Initially called Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam was later renamed after President Hoover, who was in power when the project began. Los Angeles held a huge celebration in honor of the momentous occasion, with as many as a million people crowding into the downtown district to witness the spectacle.


The Dublin and Kingstown Railway officially opened.

OTD in 1834: The Dublin and Kingstown Railway officially opened.

It was the first public railway on the island of Ireland. It linked Westland Row in Dublin with Kingstown Harbour in County Dublin.


Peter the Great of Russia defeated Sweden at the battle of Lesnaya.

Peter I, better known as Peter the Great, is generally credited with bringing Russia into the modern age.


British Parliament met at the University of Oxford rather than the Palace of Westminster during the Great Plague of London.


The South Korean alphabet, called “Hangul,” was published.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with John Lennon! Check out more famous people born on this day below.


Bella Hadid



Bella Hadid


27 years old

Born In:

California, USA


John Lennon



John Lennon

Died On:

Dec 8, 1980 (Age 40)

Born In:

England, UK


Tyler James Williams



Tyler James Williams


31 years old

Born In:

New York, USA


Sharon Osbourne


TV Personality

Sharon Osbourne


71 years old

Born In:

England, UK


Here we have the most notable quotes that have been said on this day throughout history.


We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

American Writer

Special Holidays

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

October 9: National Moldy Cheese Day
United States

National Moldy Cheese Day

It’s time to ignore the haters and gorge ourselves silly on Gorgonzola, relish some Roquefort, savor some stilton, or just generally blow our minds with blue cheese today. National Moldy Cheese Day is the perfect excuse to make yourself the stinkiest cheese board to ever exist!

October 9: Curious Events Day
United States

Curious Events Day

History is full of strange phenomena and curiosities that don’t quite make sense. Was the Loch Ness monster real? Who made the Nazca crop circles? What’s the meaning of life? Curious Events Day is a day to put aside logic, at least for a day, and let your mind wander!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

A fully charged battery weighs more than an empty battery, but the difference is minute.

Birthday & Zodiac

People who were born on this day share the Libra zodiac sign.

Libras love socializing and are often the center of attention amongst their peers. They’re incredibly diplomatic and are excellent at diffusing conflict with reasonable, thought-out solutions.

For all of you born in October, your allocated birthstone is the Pink Tourmaline. Ancient Egyptians believed that tourmaline came in so many different colors because it traveled across a rainbow during its creation, picking up all of its colors along the way.

For people born on October 9, your estimated date of conception falls on January 16 in the same year.

Babies conceived on this day will be due around July 2nd, 2025.

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