On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 2009

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


USAStatue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks
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The Statue of Liberty, New York
The Statue of Liberty, New York

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats older sister Venus 7-6, 6-2 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Famous Deaths

  • Allen Klein, American record label executive (b. 1931)
  • Brenda Joyce [Betty Graffina Leabo], American actress (Tarzan, The Rains Came), dies of complications from pneumonia at 92
  • Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard, Congolese politician (b.1938)
  • Jim Chapin, American drummer (b.1919)
  • Lasse Str√∂mstedt, Swedish writer (b. 1935)
  • Steve McNair, American NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Titans), dies of gunshot woulds at 36