Happy October 9th – Holidays, Horoscope and History

All About October 9th

A collection of holidays, horoscope and historical events that happened on October 9th.

October 9th Holidays

  • Curious Events Day
    On October 9th we ponder curious events. What questions do you have? Is Bigfoot real? Do all colored Skittles really taste the same? Where are all those missing socks from the dryer? Post some of your questions on social media. Do a little research on things that have you curious.  Look for some answers today, and good luck!
  • Fire Prevention Day
    October 9th Fire Prevention Days falls on the week of Fire Prevention Week sponsored by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) .  There will be activities all over the country to help you learn about fire prevention.
  • International Beer and Pizza Day
    October 9th is a great day to celebrate both beer and pizza, America’s favorite foods.
  • Leif Erikson Day
    Leif Erikson Day is an annual observance that occurs on October 9. It honors Leif Erikson, the Norse explorer who led the first Europeans thought to have set foot in continental North America.
  • National Moldy Cheese Day
    On October 9th we celebrate moldy cheese! So be brave and give Blue Cheese, Maytag blue, Roquefort, bleu, camembert, gorgonzola, or Stilton a try today! And check out this hilarious video.
  • National Pro-Life Cupcake Day
    Cupcakes for Life made this observation as a day to recognize them and raise awareness about the issue of abortion and the impact it is having. You can learn more at https://cupcakesforlife.com/.
  • National Sneakers Day
    So today, October 9th is the day to show gratitude to your sneakers. Give them a quick wash, powder or whatever you do to freshen them up. And did you know there is actually a sneaker museum? There is, so check it out at http://www.sneakermuseum.com/.
  • Nautilus Night
    The nautilus is a pelagic marine mollusc of the cephalopod family Nautilidae. And the night of October 9th we honor it by learning more about it. 
  • Scrubs Day
    Today, October 9th is a day to recognize the importance and comfort of scrubs. Scrubs are a comfy uniform worn by the medical professionals and some other occupations too! They wash easily and come in many styles and colors.
  • Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day
    Today we celebrate the sub sandwich, which is a bun stuffed with meat,  cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, mayo and other tasty ingredients and goes by many names depending on where you are from.
  • World Post Day
    World Post Day happens each year on October 9, the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, which started in 1874 in Switzerland.

October 9th Horoscope

  • Date range: September 23 – October 22
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  • Element: Air
  • Quality: Cardinal
  • Color: Pink, Green
  • Ruler: Venus
  • Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
  • Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
  • Famous Libras: Neve Cambell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortenson, Zac Effron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Surandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue.

October 9th History

  • 1604 – Supernova 1604 is sighted, the most recent supernova to be observed within the Milky Way.
  • 1790 – A severe earthquake in northern Algeria causes severe damage and a tsunami in the Mediterranean Sea and kills three thousand.
  • 1824 – Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
  • 1847 –  Slavery is abolished in Saint Barthélemy.
  • 1873 – A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
  • 1919 – The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series, resulting in the Black Sox Scandal.
  • 1920 – Swanee by Al Jolson was the #1 song in the US according to playback.fm.
  • 1940 – John Lennon, Singer-songwriter and member of The Beatles was born  in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • The #1 movie in the US was Strike Up the Band.
  • 1948 – Jackson Browne, Singer-songwriter was born in Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 1952 – You Belong to Me by Jo Stafford was the #1 song in the US according to playback.fm.
  • 1952 – Sharon Osbourne, Television personality was born in Brixton, London, United Kingdom.
  • 1964 – Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison as the #1 song in the US according to playback.fm.
  • 1966 – The #1 movie in the US was The Bible: In the Beginning.
  • 1967 – A day after his capture, Ernesto “Che” Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.
  • 1969 – In Chicago, the National Guard is called in as demonstrations continue over the trial of the “Chicago Eight“.
  • 1975 – Fame by David Bowie was the #1 song in the US according to playback.fm.
  • 1975 – Sean Lennon, American musician was born in New York, NY.
  • 1982 – The #1 movie in the US was An Officer and a Gentleman.
  • 1986 – The Phantom of the Opera, eventually the second longest running musical in London, opens at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
  • 1986 – Stuck with You by Huey Lewis and the News was the #1 song in the US according to playback.fm.
  • 1996 – Bella Hadid, American model was born in Washington, D.C.
  • 2003 – Baby Boy by Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul was the #1 song in the US according to playback.fm.
  • 2006 – North Korea conducts its first nuclear test.
  • 2011 – Real Steel was the #1 movie in the US according to  to playback.fm.

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