On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1909

Historical Events

  • 1st US federal legislation on narcotics prohibits importation, possession, and use of "smoking opium"

Famous Birthdays

  • Carmen Miranda, Portuguese vocalist and actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy), born in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69), born in Cherokee County, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • Harald Genzmer, German composer, born in Blumenthal, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Heather Angel, British-American actress (Night in Montmartre; The Informer; The Last of the Mohicans; Lifeboat), born in Headington, Oxford, England (d. 1986)
  • John Eustace Theodore Brancker, Barbadian lawyer, civil rights activist and parliamentarian (d. 1996)
1909 Highlights

About February 9, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius