What Happened in 2009 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 227 of 227


Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 11 43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Nov 13 The Netherlands officially exits the recession after experiencing 0.4% growth in the third quarter, but recovery for the Netherlands still remains fragile as the country is highly dependent on exports to maintain the recovery
  • Nov 13 Germany's growth of 0.7% in the third quarter helps lead the Eurozone out of the recession after providing overall growth of 0.4% in the same period, with the whole European Union growing 0.2%, it is reported today
  • Nov 14 The National Statistical Service of Greece states that the country has been in recession since the beginning of the year

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Nov 16 "The Twilight Saga: New Moon", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Chris Weitz, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Nov 20 The Mexican government declares its economy technically out of recession after 2.93% GDP growth in the third quarter of 2009; Mexico had been in a severe economic crisis for over a year prior to its economic rebound

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 22 36th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

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Nov 22 President Hugo Chávez states that Venezuela is in recession as the economy contracted 4.5% in the third quarter

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Nov 23 The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Nov 25 Flooding in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia; powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours, killing over 150 people and sweeping thousands of cars away during Hajj
  • Nov 27 74th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 26-21 in Auburn
  • Nov 29 97th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 28-27
  • Nov 30 Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation
  • Dec 5 18th SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #1 Florida, 32-13
  • Dec 5 5th ACC Championship Game: #12 Georgia Tech beats #25 Clemson, 39-34
  • Dec 5 14th Big 12 Championship Game: #3 Texas beats #21 Nebraska, 13-12
  • Dec 6 98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0)

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Dec 6 Final Broadway performance of "A Steady Rain", starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig

  • Dec 8 Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.

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Dec 10 US President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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Dec 11 Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Dec 14 75th Heisman Trophy Award: Mark Ingram, Jr., Alabama (RB)
  • Dec 15 Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 18 James Cameron's "Avatar", starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, is released

Actress Zoe Saldana
Actress
Zoe Saldana
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Dec 25 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253
  • Dec 28 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.

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Dec 28 Scarlett Johansson makes her debut on Broadway in the Arthur Miller play "A View from the Bridge"


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 378

  • Jul 1 Mollie Sugden, English actress (b. 1922)
  • Jul 1 Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan professional boxer (b. 1952)
  • Jul 1 Marwa El-Sherbini, Egyptian housewife (b. 1977 or 1976)
  • Jul 3 John A. Keel, American Fortean, television scriptwriter, author of The Mothman Prophecies (b. 1930)
  • Jul 4 Brenda Joyce, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 4 Allen Klein, American record label executive (b. 1931)
  • Jul 4 Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • Jul 4 Steve McNair, American football player (b. 1973)
  • Jul 4 Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer (b. 1935)
  • Jul 4 Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard, Congolese politician (b.1938)
  • Jul 4 Jim Chapin, American drummer (b.1919)
  • Jul 6 Robert McNamara, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)
  • Jul 6 Leo Mol, Ukrainian Canadian artist and sculptor (b. 1915)
  • Jul 6 Johnny Collins, British folk and maritime music singer (b. 1938)
  • Jul 6 Vasily Aksyonov, Russian writer (b. 1932)
  • Jul 11 Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian professional boxer (b. 1972)
  • Jul 11 Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b.1911)
  • Jul 14 Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (b. 1934)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 17 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist (b. 1916)

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Jul 17 Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (b. 1927)
  • Jul 18 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran (b. 1896)
  • Jul 19 Frank McCourt, Irish-American author. (b. 1930)
  • Jul 19 Henry Surtees, British racing driver. (b. 1991)
  • Jul 20 Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (b. 1957)
  • Jul 22 Richard M. Givan Supreme court chief justice (b. 1921)
  • Jul 22 Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
  • Jul 24 E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)
  • Jul 25 Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have served in the trenches in World War I, dies at 111 (b. 1898)
  • Jul 25 Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)
  • Jul 25 Alexis Cohen, American Idol contestant (unsuccessful), viral phenomenon (b. 1984)
  • Jul 25 Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter (b. 1958)
  • Jul 26 Marcey Jacobson, American photographer (b. 1911)
  • Jul 28 Jim Johnson, NFL Assistant Coach, Eagles Defensive Coordinator from 1999-2009 (b.1941)
  • Jul 28 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), dies at 74
  • Jul 29 Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
  • Jul 30 Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)
  • Jul 31 Sir Bobby Robson, English professional football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • Jul 31 Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (b. 1920)

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Aug 1 Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines (1986-1992) (b. 1933)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • Aug 4 Blake Snyder, American screenwriter (b. 1957)
  • Aug 5 Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1914)
  • Aug 6 John Hughes, American film director (b. 1950)
  • Aug 6 Willy DeVille, American singer (Mink DeVille), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • Aug 7 Louis E. Saavedra, American Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico (b. 1933)
  • Aug 7 Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)
  • Aug 8 Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983)
  • Aug 11 Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, sister of John F. Kennedy (b. 1921)
  • Aug 12 Les Paul, American musician (b. 1915)
  • Aug 12 Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) American musician and inventor aged 94
  • Aug 18 Kim Dae-jung,15th President of South Korea (b. 1925)
  • Aug 18 Robert Novak, American journalist and commentator (b. 1931)
  • Aug 19 Don Hewitt, television news producer & director; creator of 60 Minutes (b. 1922)
  • Aug 20 Larry Knechtel, American keyboard player and bassist (b. 1940)
  • Aug 21 Johnny Carter, US singer (The Flamingos, The Dells), dies at 75
  • Aug 21 Rex Shelley, Singaporean author (b. 1930)
  • Aug 21 Dean Turner, Australian musician (b. 1972)
  • Aug 22 Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (b. 1926)
  • Aug 25 Edward [Ted] M. Kennedy, United States Senator from Massachusetts (b. 1932)
  • Aug 26 Dominick Dunne, American writer, Vanity Fair correspondent (b. 1925)
  • Aug 27 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet (b. 1913)
  • Aug 28 Adam Goldstein, American DJ also known as DJ AM (b. 1973)
  • Aug 28 DJ AM [ Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • Aug 31 Eraño Manalo, Filipino religious figure (b. 1925)
  • Sep 1 Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress (b. 1974)
  • Sep 1 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo & the Bunnymen), dies in a motorcycle accident at 53
  • Sep 2 Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)
  • Sep 2 Guy Babylon, American keyboard player (Elton John) and arranger dies at 52
  • Sep 8 Mike Bongiorno, Italian television host (b. 1924)
  • Sep 8 Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1922)
  • Sep 11 Gertrude Baines, world's oldest living person (b. 1894)
  • Sep 12 Norman Borlaug, American agronomist (b. 1914)
  • Sep 12 Willy Ronis, French photographer (b. 1910)
  • Sep 14 Keith Floyd, British TV chef (b. 1943)
  • Sep 14 Jody Powell, American press secretary to Jimmy Carter (b. 1943)
  • Sep 14 Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (b. 1982)
  • Sep 14 Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)
  • Sep 14 Henry Gibson, American actor and songwriter (b. 1935)
  • Sep 16 Myles Brand, NCAA President (b. 1942)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 16 Mary Travers, American singer (Peter, Paul, and Mary) (b. 1936)

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • Sep 17 Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (b. 1968)
  • Sep 17 Leon Kirchner, American classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), dies at 90
  • Sep 19 Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Sep 23 Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (b. 1918)
  • Sep 24 Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)
  • Sep 25 Alicia de Larrocha, Catalan pianist (b. 1923)
  • Sep 27 Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27 William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • Sep 28 Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)
  • Sep 28 Guillermo Endara, former President of Panama (b. 1936)
  • Sep 29 Sperantza Vrana, Greek actress (b. 1926 or 1932)
  • Sep 29 Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • Oct 3 Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • Oct 4 Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (b. 1935)
  • Oct 4 Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • Oct 6 Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • Oct 7 Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • Oct 10 Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)
  • Oct 11 Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
  • Oct 12 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (b. 1974)
  • Oct 12 Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)