What Happened on February 9, 2001

Historical Events

  • American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School; nine the Ehime-Maru's crew members were killed, including four high school students.

Famous Deaths

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon (1916-2001)

American political scientist (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Turing Award), dies at 84

  • Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • Reginald Marsh, British actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here), dies at 74
2001 Highlights

About February 9, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It Wasn't Me - Shaggy Featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent
  • UK #1 Song: Whole Again - Atomic Kitten