On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 2006

Historical Events

  • At least 122 people killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers veers off the runway while landing at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia in wet conditions
  • FIFA World Cup Final, Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany: Italy beats France, 5-3 on penalties; 1-1 after extra time

Sports History

US Senior Open Men's Golf, Prairie Dunes GC: Defending champion Allen Doyle wins by 2 strokes ahead of Tom Watson for his 4th Champions Tour major title

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 4th straight Wimbledon title beating Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-0, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3


Famous Deaths

  • Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores - "Three Times A Lady"), dies of cancer at 58
2006 Highlights

About July 9, 2006

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer