What Happened on July 4, 2009

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

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 football player (b. 1973)