What Happened on May 1, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Carol Ann Duffy is appointed British Poet Laureate - first Scot and woman Laureate
  • Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.

Famous Weddings

  • Olympic swimmer gold medalist Amanda Beard (27) weds photographer Sacha Brown (34) in Wakatobia, Indonesia

Famous Deaths

  • Danny Gans, Canadian-born Las Vegas entertainer (b. 1956)