On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 2004

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya

Famous Weddings

  • "Underworld" director Len Wiseman (31) weds actress Kate Beckinsale (30) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Akhmad Kadyrov, 1st President of Chechnya, dies at 52
  • Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian and actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), dies at 76