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  •  – Zeno is crowned as co- of the Byzantine Empire.
  •  – Boleslaus III is restored to authority with armed support from Bolesław I the Brave of .
  •  – Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
  •  – Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
  •  – The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
  •  – American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
  • 78 –  becomes the fourth state to ratify the .
  •  – The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
  •  – After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US of , the  House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as of the United States.
  •  – The new Roman Republic is declared.
  •  – : Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the   by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
  •  – US president Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
  •  – US president  signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  •  – William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
  •  – The Davis Cup competition is established.
  •  – Russo- War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
  •  – The Mud March is the first large procession organised by the National Union of ’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  •  – A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
  •  – Under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty, diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
  • 122 –  becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  •  – The Balkan Entente is formed.
  •  –  War II: The Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa, , is struck by a bomb which fails to detonate.
  •  – : Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
  • 1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time (aka War Time) is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
  •  – World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial  evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
  •  – World War II: Battle of the Atlantic: HMS Venturer sinks U- off the coast of Fedje, Norway, in a rare instance of submarine-to-submarine combat.
  • 1945 – World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a  destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
  •  – Second Red Scare: US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
  •  –  War: The two-day Geochang massacre begins as a battalion of the 11th Division of the South Army kills 719 unarmed citizens in Geochang, in the South Gyeongsang district of South
  •  – The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, .
  •  – The  make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers across the .
  •  – The United States Marine Corps sends a MIM-23 Hawk missile battalion to South , the first American troops in- without an official advisory or training mission.
  •  – The 6.5–6.7 Mw  Sylmar earthquake hits the Greater Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing 64 and injuring 2,000.
  • 1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA’s Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.
  •  – The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
  •  – Aeroflot Flight 3739, a Tupolev Tu-104, crashes during takeoff from Irkutsk Airport, killing 24.
  • 1 – The Budd Company unveils its first SPV- self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, .
  •  – Halley’s Comet last appeared in the inner .
  •  – Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
  •  – The Provisional Irish Army declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London’s Canary Wharf, killing two people.
  • 1996 – Copernicium is discovered, by Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al.
  •  – Two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling in the state of . Twelve people died, and 85 others were injured.
  •  – Winter : Opening ceremony is performed in Pyeongchang County in .

Births on February 9

  •  – Honorius II, pope of the (d. )
  •  – Louis of Toulouse, French bishop (d. )
  •  – Maria of , Queen of Castile, Portuguese infanta (d. )
  •  – Meinhard III, count of Tyrol (d. )
  •  – Ali-Shir Nava’i, Turkic poet, linguist, and painter (d. )
  •  – Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese daimyō (d. )
  •  – Johannes Meursius, classical scholar (d. )
  •  – Procopio Cutò, French entrepreneur (d. )
  •  – George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, Scottish field marshal (d. )
  •  – Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla, Spanish sailor and commander (d. )
  • 1737 – Thomas Paine, -American philosopher, author, and activist (d. )
  •  – Henri-Joseph Rigel, German-French composer (d. )
  •  – Sir John Duckworth, 1st Baronet, English admiral and politician, Commodore of Newfoundland (d. )
  •  – Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. )
  •  – George W. Campbell, Scottish-American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. )
  •  – William Henry Harrison, American and politician, 9th President of the United States (d. )
  • 1775 – Farkas Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. )
  •  – Johann Baptist von Spix, German biologist and explorer (d. )
  •  – Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet and translator (d. )
  •  – Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German engineer, invented Gabelsberger shorthand (d. 1849)
  •  – Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (d. )
  •  – Samuel J. Tilden, American lawyer and politician, 28th Governor of  (d. )
  •  – Federico de Madrazo, Spanish painter (d.)
  •  – Felix Dahn, German lawyer, historian, and author (d. )
  • 1826 – Keʻelikōlani, Hawaiian royal and governor (d. )
  •  – José Burgos, Filipino priest and revolutionary (d. )
  •  – Silas Adams, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. )
  •  – Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (d. )
  • 1846 – Whitaker Wright, English businessman and financier (d. 1904)
  •  – Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh-English clergyman and theologian (d. )
  •  – Aletta Jacobs, Dutch physician and suffrage activist (d. 1929)
  • 1856 – Hara Takashi, Japanese politician, 10th Prime Minister of Japan (d. )
  •  – Akiyama Yoshifuru, Japanese general (d. )
  •  – Anthony Hope, English author and playwright (d. )
  •  – Miina Härma, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1941)
  •  – Mrs. Patrick Campbell, English-French actress (d. )
  • 1865 – Erich von Drygalski, German geographer and geophysicist (d. )
  •  – Natsume Sōseki, Japanese author and poet (d. )
  •  – Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist and physician (d. )
  •  – Amy Lowell, American poet, critic, and educator (d. )
  •  – Arthur Edward Moore, -Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Queensland (d. )
  •  – Jack Kirwan, Irish international footballer (d. 1959)
  •  – Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1959)
  • 1883 – Jules Berry, French and director (d. 1951)
  •  – Alban Berg, Austrian composer and educator (d. )
  • 1885 – Clarence H. Haring, American historian and author (d. )
  • 1889 – Larry Semon, , , director and screenwriter (d. )
  •  – Ronald Colman, English-American actor (d. )
  •  – Peggy Wood, American actress (d. )
  •  – Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer and politician, 163rd Prime Minister of  (d. )
  • 1895 – Hermann Brill, German lawyer and politician, 8th Minister-President of Thuringia (d. 1959)
  • 1896 – Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and (d. )
  •  – Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian captain and pilot (d. 1935)
  •  – Jūkichi Yagi, Japanese poet and educator (d. )
  •  – Brian Donlevy, American actor (d. )
  • 1901 – James Murray, American actor (d. )
  •  – David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, English hurdler and politician (d. )
  •  – André Kostolany, Hungarian-French economist and (d. )
  • 1907 – Trường Chinh, Vietnamese politician, 4th President of Vietnam (d. )
  • 1907 – Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, English-Canadian mathematician and academic (d. )
  •  – Heather Angel, English-American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1909 – Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer (d. )
  • 1909 – Dean Rusk, American colonel and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. )
  • 1910 – Jacques Monod, French biochemist and geneticist,  laureate (d. 1976)
  •  – William Orlando Darby, American general (d. 1945)
  • 1912 – Futabayama Sadaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 35th Yokozuna (d. )
  • 1912 – Ginette Leclerc, French actress (d. )
  •  – Ernest Tubb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. )
  • 1 – Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. )
  •  – Lloyd Noel Ferguson, African American chemist (d. )
  • 1920 – Fred Allen, New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. )
  •  – Kathryn Grayson, American actress and soprano (d. )
  • 1922 – Jim Laker, English and sportscaster (d. 1986)
  • 1922 – C. P. Krishnan Nair, Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (d. )
  • 1922 – Robert E. Ogren, American zoologist (d. )
  •  – Brendan Behan, Irish rebel, poet, and playwright (d. 1964)
  • 1923 – Tonie Nathan, American host, producer, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – John B. Cobb, American philosopher and theologian
  • 1925 – Burkhard Heim, German physicist and academic (d. )
  •  – Garret FitzGerald, Irish lawyer and politician, 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2011)
  • 1927 – Richard A. Long, American historian and author (d. )
  • 1928 – Frank Frazetta, American painter and illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Rinus Michels, Dutch footballer and coach (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Roger Mudd, American journalist
  • 1929 – A. R. Antulay, Indian social worker and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Clement Meadmore, Australian-American sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1930 – Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist and author (d. 2003)
  •  – Thomas Bernhard, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. )
  • 1931 – Josef Masopust, Czech footballer and coach (d. )
  • 1931 – Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter (d. 2018)
  •  – Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player and manager
  • 1932 – Gerhard Richter, German painter and photographer
  • 1935 – Lionel Fanthorpe, English-Welsh priest, journalist, and author
  • 1936 – Clive Swift, English actor and singer-songwriter (d. )
  •  – Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (d. )
  •  – Ron Logan, Disney theatrical producer and
  •  – Mahala Andrews, British vertebrae palaeontologist (d. )
  • 1939 – Barry Mann, American pianist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1939 – Janet Suzman, South African-British actress and director
  • 1940 – Brian Bennett, English drummer and songwriter
  • 1940 – J. M. Coetzee, South African-Australian novelist, essayist, and linguist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1941 – Kermit Gosnell, American abortionist and serial killer
  • 1941 – Sheila Kuehl, American actress, lawyer, gay rights activist, and politician
  • 1942 – Carole King, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1943 – Barbara Lewis, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor
  • 1943 – Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  •  – Derryn Hinch, New Zealand-Australian radio and television host and politician
  • 1944 – Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, and poet
  • 1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress, activist, and former fashion model
  • 1945 – Yoshinori Ohsumi, Japanese cell biologist, 2016 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1945 – Carol Wood, American mathematician and academic
  •  – Bob Eastwood, American golfer
  • 1946 – Vince Papale, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1946 – Jim Webb, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of the Navy
  •  – Carla Del Ponte, Swiss lawyer and diplomat
  • 1947 – Joe Ely, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Major Harris, American R&B singer (d. 2012)
  • 1947 – Alexis Smirnoff, Canadian- and actor (d. 2019)
  •  – Guy Standing, English economist and academic
  • 1949 – Bernard Gallacher, Scottish golfer and journalist
  • 1949 – Judith Light, American actress
  • 1950 – Richard F. Colburn, American sergeant and politician
  • 1951 – David Pomeranz, American singer, musician, and composer
  •  – Danny White, American football player and sportscaster
  •  – Ciarán Hinds, Irish actor
  • 1953 – Ezechiele Ramin, Italian missionary, priest, and martyr (d. )
  • 1953 – Gabriel Rotello, American journalist and author, founded OutWeek
  •  – Jo Duffy, American author
  • 1954 – Chris Gardner, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1954 – Kevin Warwick, English cybernetics
  • 1955 – Jerry Beck, American historian and author
  • 1955 – Jimmy Pursey, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1955 – Charles Shaughnessy, English actor
  •  – Mookie Wilson, American baseball player and coach
  •  – Terry McAuliffe, American businessman and politician, 72nd Governor of Virginia
  • 1957 – Gordon Strachan, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1958 – Sandy Lyle, Scottish golfer
  • 1958 – Chris Nilan, American ice player, coach, and radio host
  • 1960 – Holly Johnson, English singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1960 – David Simon, American journalist, author, screenwriter, and television producer
  • 1960 – Peggy Whitson, American biochemist and astronaut
  •  – John Kruk, American baseball player and sportscaster
  •  – Anik Bissonnette, Canadian ballerina
  • 1963 – Brian Greene, American physicist
  • 1963 – Peter Rowsthorn, Australian comedian and actor
  • 1963 – Travis Tritt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1964 – Debrah Miceli, Italian-American wrestler and manager
  • 1964 – Dewi Morris, English rugby player
  • 1964 – Ernesto Valverde, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Alejandro Ávila, Mexican telenovela actor
  • 1964 – Ernesto Valverde, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Dieter Baumann, German runner
  • 1 – Harald Eia, Norwegian comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  •  – Todd Pratt, American baseball player and coach
  • 1 – Dan Shulman, Canadian sportscaster
  • 1967 – Gaston Browne, Antiguan and Barbudan Prime Minister
  • 1968 – Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1968 – Derek Strong, American basketball player and race car driver
  • 1968 – Gloria Trevi, Mexican singer and actress
  •  – Jimmy Smith, American football player
  •  – Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Matt Gogel, American golfer
  • 1971 – Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer and manager
  • 1972 – Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer and manager
  •  – Svetlana Boginskaya, Belarusian gymnast
  • 1973 – Colin Egglesfield, American actor
  • 1973 – Makoto Shinkai, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
  •  – Jordi Cruyff, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1974 – Brad Maynard, American football player
  • 1974 – Amber Valletta, American model
  • 1974 – John Wallace, American basketball player and coach
  • 1975 – Kurt Asle Arvesen, Norwegian cyclist and coach
  • 1975 – Clinton Grybas, Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. )
  • 1975 – Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1976 – Charlie Day, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1978 – A. J. Buckley, Irish-Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
  •  – Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball player
  • 1979 – Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater
  •  – Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer
  • 1980 – Margarita Levieva, Russian-American actress
  • 1980 – Manu Raju, American journalist
  • 1981 – Tom Hiddleston, English actor, producer, and musical performer
  • 1981 – Daisuke Sekimoto, Japanese wrestler
  • 1982 – Domingo Cisma, Spanish footballer
  • 1982 – Jameer , American basketball player
  • 1982 – Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1982 – Chris Weale, and manager
  •  – Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • 1984 – Maurice Ager, American basketball player, singer, and producer
  • 1984 – Shōhōzan Yūya, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1985 – David Gallagher, American actor
  • 1987 – Sam Coulson, English guitarist
  • 1987 – Michael B. Jordan, American actor
  • 1987 – Davide Lanzafame, Italian footballer
  • 1987 – Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete
  • 1988 – Lotte Friis, Danish swimmer
  • 1989 – Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier
  •  – Tariq Sims, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Logan Ryan, American football player
  • 1992 – Kyle Feldt, Australian rugby league player
  • 1992 – Mitchell Frei, Australian rugby league player
  • 1992 – Avan Jogia, Canadian actor
  • 1993 – Niclas Füllkrug, German footballer
  •  – André Burakovsky, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1995 – Mario Pašalić, Croatian footballer
  • 1997 – Saquon Barkley, American football player

Deaths on February 9

  • 966 – Ono no Michikaze, Japanese calligrapher (b. )
  • 967 – Sayf al-Dawla, emir of Aleppo (b. 916)
  • 978 – Luitgarde, duchess consort of Normandy
  •  – Bernard I, Duke of Saxony
  •  – Yang Yanzhao, general
  •  – Tai Zong, Chinese emperor (b. )
  •  – Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shōgun (b. )
  •  – Matthias II, duke of Lorraine
  •  – William I, margrave of Meissen (b. )
  •  – Agnès Sorel, French mistress of Charles VII of  (b. )
  • 1555 – John Hooper, English bishop and martyr (b. )
  • 1555 – Rowland Taylor, English priest and martyr (b. )
  •  – Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (b. )
  •  – John Frederick, Duke of Pomerania (b. )
  •  – Lucilio Vanini, Italian physician and philosopher (b. )
  •  – Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (b. )
  •  – Frederick III of Denmark (b. )
  •  – Gerrit Dou, (b. )
  •  – François Louis, Prince of Conti (b. )
  •  – Seth Pomeroy, American general and gunsmith (b. )
  •  – Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French soldier, poet, and philosopher (b. )
  •  – Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet and translator (b. )
  • 1874 – Jules Michelet, French historian, philosopher, and academic (b. 1798)
  •  – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and philosopher (b. )
  • 1891 – Johan Jongkind, Dutch painter (b. )
  •  – Charles Gavan Duffy, Irish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Victoria (b. )
  • 1906 – Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1872)
  • 1928 – William Gillies, Australian politician, 21st Premier of Queensland (b. )
  • 1930 – Richard With, Norwegian captain and businessman, founded Hurtigruten (b. 1846)
  • 1932 – Junnosuke Inoue, Japanese businessman and banker (b. )
  • 1932 – A.K. Golam Jilani, Bangladeshi soldier and activist (b. 1904)
  • 1945 – Ella D. Barrier, American educator (b. 1852)
  • 1950 – Ted Theodore, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Queensland (b. )
  • 1951 – Eddy Duchin, American pianist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1910)
  • 1957 – Miklós Horthy, Hungarian admiral and politician, Regent of Hungary (b. 1868)
  • 1960 – Alexandre Benois, and critic (b. 1870)
  • 1960 – Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. )
  • 1965 – Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, Bangladeshi theologian and educator (b. 1874)
  •  – Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer (b. 1884)
  • 1969 – George “Gabby” Hayes, American actor and singer (b. 1885)
  • 1976 – Percy Faith, Canadian composer and conductor (b. )
  •  – Sergey Ilyushin, Russian engineer and businessman, founded the Ilyushin Design Company (b. 1894)
  • 1978 – Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist and coach (b. 1893)
  • 1979 – Allen Tate, American poet and academic (b. )
  • 1980 – Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and author (b. 1900)
  • 1981 – M. C. Chagla, Indian jurist and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1900)
  • 1981 – Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 1984 – Yuri Andropov, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
  • 1989 – Osamu Tezuka, Japanese illustrator, animator, and producer (b. 1928)
  • 1994 – Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)
  • 1995 – J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
  • 1995 – David Wayne, American actor (b. 1914)
  •  – Maurice Schumann, French journalist and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1911)
  • 2001 – Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist, economist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
  •  – Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (b. 1920)
  • 2002 – Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (b. 1930)
  • 2003 – Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda, Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic (b. 1926)
  •  – Claude Ryan, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2005 – Robert Kearns, American engineer, invented the windscreen wiper (b. 1927)
  •  – Freddie Laker, English pilot and businessman, founded Laker Airways (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Hank Bauer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
  • 2008 – Christopher Hyatt, American occultist and author (b. 1943)
  • 2008 – Jazeh Tabatabai, painter, poet, and sculptor (b. 1931)
  •  – Orlando “Cachaíto” López, Cuban bassist and composer (b. 1933)
  • 2010 – Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman, invented the Frisbee (b. 1920)
  • 2011 – Miltiadis Evert, Greek lawyer and politician, 69th Mayor of Athens (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – O. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – John Hick, English philosopher and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Joe Moretti, Scottish-South African guitarist and songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Richard Artschwager, American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist and trainer (b. 1913)
  • 2013 – Jimmy Smyth, Irish hurler (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Gabriel Axel, Danish actor, director, and producer (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Hal Herring, American football player and coach (b. )
  • 2014 – Logan Scott-Bowden, English general (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Liu Han, Chinese businessman and philanthropist (b. 1965)
  • 2015 – Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1916)
  • 2016 – Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1939)
  • 2016 – Zdravko Tolimir, Bosnian Serb military commander (b. 1948)
  •  – André Salvat, French Army colonel (b. 1920)
  • 2018 – Reg E. Cathey, American actor of stage, film, and television (b. 1958)
  • 2018 – Nebojša Glogovac, Serbian actor (b. 1969)
  • 2018 – Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic composer (b. 1969)
  • 2018 – John Gavin, American actor and United States ambassador to  (b. 1931)
  •  – Sergiy Vilkomir, Ukrainian-born computer scientist (b. 1956)

Holidays and observances on February 9

  • Christian feast day:
    • Alto of Altomünster
    • Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
    • Ansbert of Rouen
    • Apollonia
    • Bracchio
    • Blessed Leopold of Alpandeire
    • Maron (Maronite Church)
    • Miguel Febres Cordero
    • Nebridius
    • Sabinus of Canosa
    • Teilo (Wales)
    • February 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Clean  can fall, while is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of Great Lent. (Eastern )
  • Earliest day on which People’s  can fall, while March 15 is the latest; celebrated on the first of Lent. ()
  • St. Maroun’s Day (public holiday in Lebanon)
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