On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Waller, Scottish singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), dies at 64
  • Leszek KoĊ‚akowski, Polish philosopher (b. 1927)

Person of interestWalter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), dies of cerebrovascular disease at 92

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite