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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chanda Kochhar takes over from K. V. Kamath as CEO and Managing Director of ICICI Bank

Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar
Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank
Chanda Kochhar
  • 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)