What Happened on May 9, 2001

Historical Events

  • Accra Sports Stadium Disaster: 129 Ghanaian football fans die in a stampede caused by the firing of teargas by police following a decision by the referee in a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko

Famous Deaths

  • James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) & producer, dies at 81
  • William T. Stearn, British botanist, dies at 90
2001 Highlights

About May 9, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 22 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: All For You - Janet
  • UK #1 Song: It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell