If there's a more infotaining group of links on a quiz blog on the web, I'll eat my... um, lunch! Your answers to these questions follow.
5) Rhonda (Lee)
6) Dennis the Menace
8) Ivy Mike
9) The Dick Van Dyke Show
... and what's the theme? The Beach Boys.
1) Thelonious Monk
2) The Manhattan, developed at the Manhattan Club
3) Alexander the Great
4) The Dreyfus Affair
5) "New York"
7) Philadelphia's own St. John Neumann
8) Silly Putty
9) Babu (the link's not the wrestler at all, but 100x better)
The theme was Seinfeld.