On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 2009

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Star Trek" film reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Austin, Texas

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams
  • 71st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Michigan State, 89-72; Tar Heels' 5th national title; Ty Lawson 21 points
  • A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing at least 253.

Famous Deaths

  • Shawn Mackay, Brumbies rugby player (b. 1982)