1888 – The Washington Monument officially opened to the general public on the 9th October 1888.
1948 – Jackson Browne the German-American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 9th October 1948.
1952 – Sharon Osbourne the English television host and manager was born on the 9th October 1952.
1975 – Sean Lennon the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor was born on the 9th October 1975.
1999 – The SR-71 had its last flight on the 9th October 1999.
2013 ~ Chopper Read aka Mark Brandon Read the Australian former criminal and author died aged 58 from liver cancer, in Melbourne at 4pm on the 9th October 2013 (born 17th November 1954). Chopper Read wrote a series of semi-autobiographical and fictional crime novels, selling more than 500,000 books including Chopper: From the Inside (1991), Chopper 2: Hits and Memories (1992), Chopper 3: How to Shoot Friends & Influence People (1993), Chopper 4: For the Term of His Unnatural Life (1994), Chopper 5: Pulp Faction: Revenge of the Rabbit Kisser and Other Jailhouse Stories (1995), Chopper 6: No Tears for a Tough Guy (1996), Chopper 7: The Singing Defective (1997), Chopper 8: The Sicilian Defence (1998), Chopper 9: The Final Cut (1999), Chopper 10 1⁄2: The Popcorn Gangster (2001) and Hooky the Cripple children’s book.
Today in History for October 9th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…