What Happened on May 9, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.
  • The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected militants among them deported to several different countries.

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Devine, American football coach (b. 1924)
  • Leon Stein, American composer, dies at 81