On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British intelligence at Bletchley Park breaks German spy codes after capturing Enigma machines aboard the weather ship Muenchen

Computer Scientist Alan Turing
Computer Scientist
Alan Turing

MurderMurder of Interest

Louis Buchalter is arraigned in New York state court on the 1936 Joseph Rosen murder along with three other murders


Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Howard Komives, American NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
  • Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)