The following is a list of notable world figures who died on September 9th.

  1. 701 - Pope Sergius I
  2. 1000 - Olaf I of Norway
  3. 1087 - King William I of England
  4. 1087 - William the Conqueror
  5. 1398 - King James I of Cyprus (b. 1334)
  6. 1487 - Chenghua, Emperor of China (b. 1447)
  7. 1488 - Francis II, Duke of Brittany (fell from a horse) (b. 1433)
  8. 1513 - King James IV of Scotland (b. 1473)
  9. 1569 - Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Flemish painter
  10. 1596 - Anna Jagiellon, Polish Queen
  11. 1612 - Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord (b. 1570)
  12. 1676 - Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, French army officer and founder of Montreal (b. 1612)
  13. 1680 - Henry Marten, English regicide (b. 1602)
  14. 1755 - Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
  15. 1806 - William Paterson, Signer of the U.S. Constitution, Governor of New Jersey (b. 1745)
  16. 1815 - John Singleton Copley, American painter (b. 1738)
  17. 1841 - A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (b. 1778)
  18. 1891 - Jules Grévy, President of France (b. 1813)
  19. 1898 - Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  20. 1901 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (b. 1864)
  21. 1909 - Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur (b. 1848)
  22. 1915 - Albert Spalding, baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer (b. 1850)
  23. 1941 - Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1869)
  24. 1960 - Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  25. 1976 - Mao Zedong, Leader of China (b. 1893)
  26. 1978 - Jack Warner, Canadian-born film studio founder (b. 1892)
  27. 1978 - Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  28. 1980 - John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)
  29. 1981 - Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst (b. 1901)
  30. 1985 - Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  31. 1989 - Robert Hodgson, English Footballer
  32. 1990 - Doc Cramer, baseball player (b. 1905)
  33. 1990 - Samuel Doe, President of Liberia
  34. 1993 - Helen O'Connell, American singer (b. 1920)
  35. 1994 - Patrick O'Neal, American actor (b. 1927)
  36. 1996 - Bill Monroe, American bluegrass singer and composer (b. 1911)
  37. 1997 - Burgess Meredith, American actor (b. 1907)
  38. 1997 - Richie Ashburn, Major League Baseball player (b. 1927)
  39. 1999 - Jim "Catfish" Hunter, baseball player (b. 1946)
  40. 1999 - Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
  41. 2001 - Ahmed Shah Massoud, Afghani military leader
  42. 2003 - Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)
  43. 2003 - Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1908)
  44. 2004 - Roland Sherwood "Ernie" Ball, American businessman (b. 1930)
  45. 2005 - John Wayne Glover, English serial killer (b. 1932)
  46. 2006 - Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
  47. 2006 - Richard Burmer, American composer, sound designer and electronic musician (b. 1955)
  48. 2006 - Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  49. 2006 - William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (b. 1930)