What Happened on May 9, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
  • Prince Rainier III becomes monarch of Monaco

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Billy Joel, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge), born in The Bronx, New York

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis II, Prince of Monaco, dies