October 9 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
World Post Day - International (Awareness & Cause)
Hangul Day South Korea National Holiday
Curious Events Day - Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
Independence of Guayaquil Ecuador National Holiday
Leif Erikson Day United States Observance
National Pro-Life Cupcake Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Moldy Cheese Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Online Bank Day - Unofficial (Products & Technology )
National Kick Butt Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)
Day off for Pan American Day Belize Public Holiday
Thanksgiving Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Constitution Day Sint Maarten Public Holiday
Abolition Day St. barts Public Holiday
National Heroes Day The Bahamas Public Holiday
National Heritage Day Turks and Caicos Islands Public Holiday
Columbus Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Native Americans' Day United States (South Dakota) Local Observance
Indigenous People's Day United States (AK, CA**, MN**, WA**) Local Observance
Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico Friendship Day (Columbus Day) US Virgin Islands Observance
Day of respect for cultural diversity Argentina National Holiday
Commonwealth Cultural Day Northern Mariana Islands Public Holiday
Lotu a Tamaiti Samoa Public Holiday
Health and Sports Day Japan National Holiday
Day of the Valencian Community Spain (Valencia) Local Holiday
Mother's Day Malawi Observance
Independence Day Uganda Public Holiday

Historical Events on October 9

  • 1604: The most recent supernova to have been observed in the Milky Way occurred on this day.
  • 1701: The Collegiate School of Connecticut is given its charter in Saybrook, Connecticut. It would later be renamed Yale University.
  • 1708: At the Battle of Lesnaya, Swedish forces are defeated by Peter the Great.
  • 1760: During the Seven Year’s War, Russian forces occupy the German city of Berlin.
  • 1812: During the War of 1812, two British ships – the HMS Caledonia and the HMS Detroit – are captured on Lake Erie by American forces.
  • 1824: The practice and business of slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
  • 1847: In St. Barthélemy, the practice of slavery is abolished.
  • 1861: Confederate troops are repelled by Union troops as they try to capture Fort Pickens during the American Civil War.
  • 1873: The United States Naval Institute is established by the United States Naval Academy.
  • 1900: The Cook Islands are made a territory of the U.K.
  • 1940: Paul’s Cathedral in London is hit by a bomb after German Luftwaffe conduct a night-time air raid at the Battle of Britain during World War II.
  • 1942: After destroying most of the Japanese Army’s 4th Infantry Regiment, U.S Marines withdraw back across the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal during World War II.
  • 1966: The Binh Tai Massacre begins.

Famous Birthdays on October 9

  • German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate Hermann Emil Fischer is born in 1852.
  • Dutch-American author and journalist Edward Bok is born in 1863.
  • English singer-songwriter John Lennon is born in 1940.
  • American baseball player and coach, Joe Pepitone is born in 1940.
  • American lawyer and politician Trent Lott is born in 1941.
  • American psychologist and author Douglas Kirby is born in 1943.
  • American academic and Nobel Prize laureate Jody Williams is born in 1950.
  • English illustrator Simon Drew is born in 1952.
  • English TV host and manager Sharon Osbourne is born in 1952.
  • American actor Scott Bakula is born in 1954.
  • American actor and game show host, John O’Hurley is born in 1954.


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