On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • ABC-TV deputs "The Mole" for the first time
  • Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos
  • Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, is launched.

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Prather, American photographer (b. 1926)
  • Paul Vanden Boeynants, Prime Minister of Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79), dies at 81