What Happened on August 4, 2009

Historical Events

Bill Clinton Meets Kim Jong-Il

Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

Famous Deaths

  • Blake Snyder, American screenwriter (b. 1957)
  • David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer), dies at 86
  • Joe Maneri, American jazz composer, saxophone and clarinet player (Boston Microtonal Society), dies at 82
2009 Highlights

About August 4, 2009

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas
  • UK #1 Song: I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas