What Happened in 2009 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 226 of 226


Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Nov 13th 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 13th 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 14th 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 16th "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 20th 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 22nd 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22nd 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 23rd The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Nov 25th Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.
  • Nov 27th 74th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 26-21 in Auburn
  • Nov 29th 97th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 28-27
  • Nov 30th Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation
  • Dec 5th 18th SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #1 Florida, 32-13
  • Dec 5th 5th ACC Championship Game: #12 Georgia Tech beats #25 Clemson, 39-34
  • Dec 5th 14th Big 12 Championship Game: #3 Texas beats #21 Nebraska, 13-12
  • Dec 6th 98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

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

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

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Dec 18th 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 25th Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253
  • Dec 28th 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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


Famous Birthdays


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Famous Weddings


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 373

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27th William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • Sep 28th Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)
  • Sep 28th Guillermo Endara, former President of Panama (b. 1936)
  • Sep 29th Sperantza Vrana, Greek actress (b. 1926 or 1932)
  • Sep 29th Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • Oct 3rd Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • Oct 4th Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (b. 1935)
  • Oct 4th Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • Oct 6th Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • Oct 7th Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • Oct 10th Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)
  • Oct 11th Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
  • Oct 12th Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (b. 1974)
  • Oct 12th Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
  • Oct 13th Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • Oct 14th Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)
  • Oct 17th Vic Mizzy, American composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916)