What Happened on May 15, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Eurostat report that Austria, Belgium, and Romania have all entered recession in the first quarter of 2009
  • The French Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies announce that French gross domestic product shrank 1.2% in the first quarter of 2009 after falling by 1.5% in the final quarter of 2008; the French economy had avoided narrowly a recession in 2008

Famous Weddings

  • Former Bachelorette star Jen Schefft (32) weds Chicago's public relations executive Joe Waterman (35) at the Private Dining Rooms of Spiaggia in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Australian actor (b. 1923)
  • Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player (b. 1964)