1349 – Albert III, Duke of Austria was born on the 9th September 1349 (died 1395).
1828 – Leo Tolstoy the Russian author was born on the 9th September 1828 (died 1910).
1839 – John Herschel took the 1st glass plate photograph on the 9th September 1839.
1886 – The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was finalized on the 9th September 1886.
1928 – Sol LeWitt the American painter and photographer was born on the 9th September 1928 (died 2007).
1940 – George Stibitz pioneered the 1st remote operation of a computer on the 9th September 1940.
1941 – Otis Redding the American singer-songwriter and producer was born on the 9th September 1941 (died 1967).
1945 – Dee Dee Sharp the American singer was born on the 9th September 1945.
1946 ~ Jim Keays the Australian musician was born James Keays in Glasgow, Scotland on the 9th September 1946. Jim Keays fronted rock band The Masters Apprentices as singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica-player from 1965 to 1972. The Masters Apprentices are best known for their Top 20 songs, Undecided, Living in a Child’s Dream, 5:10 Man, Think About Tomorrow Today, Turn Up Your Radio and Because I Love You. The Masters Apprentices were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1999 Jim Keays published his memoirs in His Master’s Voice: The Masters Apprentices: The bad boys of sixties rock ‘n’ roll. From 2000 Jim Keays performed in Cotton Keays & Morris with Darryl Cotton and Russell Morris. In 2007 Jim Keays was diagnosed with myeloma, causing his kidneys to fail, and almost died. In 2009 the cancer was in remission after chemotherapy, and Jim Keays fully recovered after successful stem-cell transplants. Jim Keays official website: www.JimKeays.com | Masters Apprentices official website: www.MastersApprentices.com/JimNews.htm | Jim Keays official Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Keays|YouTube video: The Master’s Apprentices – Because I Love You (1971)…
1965 – Hurricane Betsy made its 2nd landfall on the 9th September 1965, near New Orleans, Louisiana, killing 76 people and leaving $1.42 billion (approximately $12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the 1st hurricane to top $1 billion in unadjusted damages.
1966 – Adam Sandler the American actor, singer, guitarist, screenwriter, and producer was born on the 9th September 1966.
1969 – Rachel Hunter the New Zealand model and actress was born on the 9th September 1969.
1969 – Natasha Stott Despoja the Australian politician was born on the 9th September 1969.
1972 – In Kentucky‘s Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovered a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems on the 9th September 1972, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.
1974 – Gok Wan the British-Chinese fashion consultant, author and television presenter was born on the 9th September 1974.
1974 – Shane Crawford the Australian footballer was born on the 9th September 1974.
1975 ~ Michael Bublé the Canadian singer-songwriter and actor was born in Burnaby, British Columbia on the 9th September 1975. Michael Bublé online: official website: www.MichaelBublé.com | www.FACEBOOK.com/MichaelBuble verified | www.TWiTTER.com/MichaelBuble verified| YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/MichaelBuble | www.iNSTAGRAM.com/MichaelBuble | Michael Bublé Google Plus | YouTube video: Michael Bublé – Haven’t Met You Yet (2009) [Official Music Video] featuring Michael Buble’s wife Luisana Lopilato…
1980 – Michelle Williams the American actress was born on the 9th September 1980.
2009 – At exactly 9:09:09 PM on the 9th September 2009, the Dubai Metro became the 1st urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, when it was ceremonially inaugurated.
2012 ~ JOHN McCARTHY the Australian footballer from Port Adelaide Football Club died on the 9th September in 2012, aged 22 (born 1989). He accidentally fell from a rooftop of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, at the start of a post-season holiday with other Port Adelaide players. John McCarthy also played for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). John McCarthy came from a family of VFL and AFL footballers, including his brother and father who played for Geelong, and his grandfather who played for St Kilda. John McCarthy’s funeral service will be held at 11.30am at St Mary’s Star of the Sea church in Sorrento. See the news story: Port Adelaide football star John McCarthy seen on CCTV before plunging to death from a roof at Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas (News.com.au)
Today in History for September 9th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…