On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 2009

Historical Events

  • Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Failed attack on the Dutch Royal Family results in 7 deaths and 17 injured
  • The United Kingdom formally ends combat operations in Iraq

Famous Deaths

  • Ron Richards, British record producer (Gerry and The Pacemakers; The Hollies), dies at 80
  • Venetia Burney [Phair], British woman credited with naming Clyde Tombaugh's discovered planet "Pluto" (1930), dies at 90
2009 Highlights

About April 30, 2009

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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