What Happened on May 9, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected militants among them deported
  • In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Devine, American football coach (b. 1924)
  • Leon Stein, American composer, dies at 81