On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


United <b>Nations</b>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

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark
Former New Zealand Prime Minister
Helen Clark

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick

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