OCTOBER 9 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1604 – Supernova 1604 was the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way on the 9th October 1604.

1804 – Hobart the capital of Tasmania in Australia was is founded on the 9th October 1804.

1834 – Dublin and Kingstown Railway the 1st public railway on the island of Ireland opened on the 9th October 1834.

1888 – The Washington Monument officially opened to the general public on the 9th October 1888.

1940John Lennon the English singer-songwriter and musician from The Beatles was born in Liverpool, England, on the 9th October 1940 (died 1980 aged 40). “Imagine” – John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band (with the Flux Fiddlers) originally filmed in 1971, & restored & remastered for the JohnLennon official artist YouTube video channel. This video has had over 87 million views

1942 – The Statute of Westminster 1931 formalised Australian autonomy on the 9th October 1942.

1944 – John Entwistle the English singer-songwriter and bass player from The Who was born on the 9th October 1944 (died 2002).

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.

1986 – The Phantom of the Opera musical had its 1st performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London on the 9th October 1986.

1989 – A UFO was reported landing in Voronezh in the Soviet Union, by an official news agency on the 9th October 1989.

1992Tyler Williams the American actor was born in Westchester County, New York on the 9th October 1992.

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.

Chopper Read Mark Brandon Australian infamous notorious criminal standover man Melbourne crime figure 2010 hat horseshoe moustache photo
The infamous Chopper Read in Elsternwick 2010 (photo by Anton K)

The 2000 Australian film Chopper was based on Chopper Read’s life, played by stars Eric Bana. Official website: www.ChopperRead.com | YouTube video: Chopper the movie trailer…

Today in History for October 9th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

This page was last updated on Monday 10th October 2018

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