On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday

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