What Happened on May 9, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.

Famous Weddings

  • "Underworld" director Len Wiseman (31) weds actress Kate Beckinsale (30) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Akhmad Kadyrov, Chechen president (b. 1951)
  • Alan King, American comedian (b. 1927)