What Happened on April 17, 2009

Historical Events

United Nations

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark becomes the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the first woman to lead the organization

Famous Weddings

Andy Roddick

World's no. 1 professional tennis player Andy Roddick (29) weds fashion model and actress Brooklyn Decker (25) in Austin, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • HonorĂ© Desmond Sharrer, American artist (Tribute to the American Working People), dies aged 88
  • Martin Garrod, British Commandant General Royal Marines, dies at 73
2009 Highlights

About April 17, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Not Alone - Calvin Harris