Lennon was convinced that he was cursed by the number nine. He was born on October 9th, 1940 in Liverpool and the band was "discovered" on November 9, 1961. The Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th, 1964. He met Yoko Ono on November 9th, 1966. The Beatles later broke up after nine years together. His son Sean was born nine years after he met Ono, on John's birthday, October 9th. Tragically, he was shot and killed on December 8th, 1980, but in Liverpool, where he was born, the date was (you guessed it) December 9th.