October 09

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1967 Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (39), Argentine Marxist revolutionary, was captured and summarily executed by CIA-backed Bolivian forces.
  • 1966 David Cameron, Conservative MP for Witney since 2001 and prime minister of the United Kingdom (2010–16), born in Marylebone, London, the son of a stockbroker.
  • 1958 Pope Pius XII (82), head of the Catholic Church during the Second World War, died.
  • 1932 A Cumann na nGaedheal meeting in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, was attacked by hundreds of republicans who were beaten back by members of the Army Comrades’ Association (Blueshirts).
  • 1940 Birth of John Lennon, future Beatle, in Liverpool.

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