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“9 November: What Happened On This Day In History?”


9 November: In a year, the 9th of November is the 313th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 314th day of the year. What special day is today? This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 9th November. We may also need to scan through the events that what happened today.

9 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 9 November

Art & Artists

    • 1968Joe Cocker’s adapted Beatles song reached the number one position in the UK. The song was “With a little help from my friends”.
    • 1984Release of “Wes Craven” directedA Nightmare on Elm Street in American theatres.
    • 2015Reclining Nude” by Italian painter and sculptor Modigliani get the second highest auction price, a whopping amount of $170.4m.

Science & Technology

    • 1922Albert Einstein was nominated to get Noble Prize for the year 1921.
    • 1967Appolo 4 test spacecraft (unmanned) was launched by NASA.
    • 1994 – Darmstadtium, a chemical component discovered.
    • 2004Release of popular internet browser Fire 1.0.

Leaders & Politics

    • 1900With 100,000 troops Russia ended its effort for occupying Manchuria.
    • 1953 Cambodia became independent ending French rule.
    • 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall between the then West Germany and East Germany.

People & Society

    • 1888 End of the killing spree of the infamous killer Jack the Ripper in London’s Whitechapel district.
    • 1907The largest diamond in the world “Cullinan” was gifted to King Edward VII.
    • 2019Kartarpur Corridor opened between India and Pakistan.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

    • 1963 A coal mine explosion in Miike, Japan in which 458 were killed and 839 hospitalized.
    • 1973Fire at a departmental store in Kumamoto in which 101 were killed and 839 injured.

Discoveries & Explorations

    • 1967 Surveyor 6 spacecraft reached Moon.
    • 2005Launch of the Venus Express by the European Space Agency in Kazakhstan (Baikonur Cosmodrome).

Leisure & Sports

    • 1985 Garry Kasparov became the youngest chess player to clinch the World Chess Championship. At 22 he beat compatriot Anatoly Karpov.
    • 1985 Richard Hadlee, the New Zealander cricket legend took 9 wickets for 52 runs against archrival Australia
    • 1996 In a technical knockout Evander Holyfield beat Mike Tyson to win his 3rd title in the heavyweight boxing championship.

Birth Anniversaries (9 November)

    • 1535 Nanda Bayin (Burmese King)
    • 1801 Gail Borden (Publisher and surveyor from America)
    • 1873 Otfrid Foerster (Neurologist- surgeon from German)
    • 1914 Hedy Lamarr (American actress, born in Austria)
    • 1922 Dorothy Dandridge (Singer-actress from America)

Death Anniversaries (9 November)

    • 1917 Harry Trott (Cricketer from Australia)
    • 1942 Charles Courtney Curran (Painter from America)
    • 1953 Dylan Thomas (Poet from Britain)
    • 2004 Stieg Larsson (Writer from Sweden)

What Special Day is Today: (9 November)

    • World Adoption Day
    • World Freedom Day (United States)
    • Flag Day (Azerbaijan)
    • Inventor’s Day (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)
    • Uttarakhand Day (Uttarakhand, India)


The factual story of the day (9 November) covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities. The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day in history.

Providing our readers with authentic facts and figures, for each day, is what boosts us here.

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