(Wednesday, October 9, 1985) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney started filming the promotional video for “Spies Like Us”, the title song to the motion picture of the same name, today at Abbey Road Studios in London, co-starring the stars of the film, Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase (filming wrapped up the next day, Oct. 10, 1985).
(Wednesday, October 9, 1985) — The hijackers of the Achille Lauro cruise liner surrendered today in exchange for safe conduct (they were flown towards Tunisia aboard an Egyptian commercial airliner, but intercepted and forced to land in Sicily), two days after seizing the vessel in the Mediterranean and one day after killing passenger Leon Klinghoffer, an elderly, wheelchair-bound tourist from New York.
(Thursday, October 9, 1975) — Andrei Sakharov, the father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb who incurred governmental wrath by becoming the Soviet Union’s most outspoken proponent of civil liberties, won the Nobel Peace Prize today.
(Saturday, October 9, 1965) — “Yesterday” by The Beatles, one of the most recorded songs in the history of popular music, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four consecutive weeks (Oct. 9/16/23/30, 1965).
It was the group’s tenth of a record 20 number one hits on the chart (1964-1970) and ranked #13 on Rolling Stone‘s 2004 list “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
Video: 'The Beatles Cartoon TV Series - Episode 3 - Please Mr. Postman, Devil in Her Heart'
(Saturday, October 9, 1965, 10:30 a.m. EDT) — Ringo loses 15 rings he bought with all of the Beatles’ spendings and they are expecting a telegram from manager Brian Epstein for more money on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.
Video: 'FBI offers reward in "Sunset Limited' tragedy'
(Monday, October 9, 1995, at about 1:40 a.m. MST) — A sabotaged section of track caused an Amtrak train, the Sunset Limited, to derail today in Arizona, killing one person and injuring another 80. The case remains unsolved.